AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon was recently interviewed by Wrestling Inc. AXS has been broadcasting New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) events for quite some time and will be adding Women of Wrestling (WOW) to their lineup soon.
Simon talked about possibly adding All Elite Wrestling (AEW) to their channel, what draws the sports world into professional wrestling, and women’s wrestling being a priority. Here are the highlights:
Possibly broadcasting AEW: “We have a strong partner in New Japan Pro Wrestling,” Simon said. “With AEW, I believe there are talks out there for television deals, but currently we are not looking to add AEW to the roster. But we’d be open to listening. Our first priority will always be to our current partner.”
What draws the sports world into professional wrestling: “I can’t speak for [the Khan family], but being around sports my entire life, I like to see the best in the world…,” said Buss. “So this kinda fits marrying sports and entertainment and bringing in the best and showcasing the talent and letting them put on a show.”
Women’s wrestling being a priority: “There’s never been a greater time to be in the wrestling business,” Simon said. “[With AEW] I think they announced Brandi [Rhodes] and one other (female) wrestler with Britt [Baker]. We’re really trying to capitalize on that women’s wrestling area and make it a place where women can excel and be the main event. They won’t be the third or fourth down the card.”