IGNITE Wrestling is proud to part of the launch of the Powerslam Wrestling Network this week. We are thrilled to be part of this amazing new concept and one of the 75 companies of this new wave in sports entertainment. From the press release:
Pivotshare, the creator of the first self-service SVOD platform, is proud to announce the launch of the largest and most authentic indie pro wrestling destination in the world, Powerslam. Pivotshare has been working in the pro wrestling world since 2014, powering subscription video channels for some of the biggest names in the industry. Pivotshare works with international brands like ICW, Demand Progress, Rev Pro, and Pro Wrestling EVE in the U.K., Over the Top in Ireland, Spain’s White Wolf Wrestling, and Canada’s Smash as well as domestic favorites Highspots, CZW, MCW RAGE, WXW, and DEFY Wrestling.
With well over 100 pro wrestling channels in over 15 countries powered by the Pivotshare platform, the company is able to acquire the best events from both the indie circuit as well as more established brands to hand-curate a video library that has something for everyone. Powerslam is the heartbeat of the indie pro wrestling world offering genuine content to fans that are looking for more than the glitzy, superficial, overproduced offerings found elsewhere. Strong-style content can be found next to lucha and hardcore events, along with family-friendly brands, roundtables, and shoot interviews with some of the legends in the business like Mick Foley, Ric Flair, Matt Hardy, A.J. Styles, and Colt Cabana.
Pivotshare’s head of Publisher Relations, Chris Woolsey spoke about his excitement for the project when saying, “We wanted to create a channel that was going to not only help our partner-promotions generate revenue, but to also reach a huge new audience through super-serving wrestling fans around the globe.” He went on to add, “It seems like many of the other streaming options in the market aren’t really delivering on their promises of revenue. We wanted to create something that can grow along with the great brands we work with. We think wrestling content is valuable, and our partners should receive real revenue from their hard work.”
Owners of pro wrestling promotions are equally excited about Powerslam as a way to not only grow their recurring revenue, but also as a powerful marketing tool to expose their brand to a global audience. James Gilmer, owner of Seattle’s DEFY wrestling said that his team “is so excited to be a part of Powerslam…This channel will make DEFY shows and our weekly series DEFY NOW available to the widest audience yet and we feel honored and energized to be featured alongside a select group of premium promotions.”
Powerslam has launched on iOS, Apple TV, Android, and Roku devices, as well as Amazon Prime Channels. Wrestling fans can go to Powerslam.tv to get a Free Trial on their device of choice.
Among the initial list of promotions or companies involved with Powerslam Network are:
United States: AAW, AML, Angel Gate, Backbreaker Media, BAR Wrestling, Battle Club Pro, Capitol Wrestling, CZW, Defy, DOA, ECWA, FEST, Glory Pro, Heel/Face Wrestling, Highspots.com, Hogtown Wrestling, IGNITE Wrestling, MCW Rage, Monster Factory, NWL, Ohio Wrestling Association, PCW Ultra, Pro Wrestling Empire, Pro Wrestling Freedom, PWX Pittsburgh, Pro Wrestling Syndicate, Prodigy Pro, RF Video.com, Rockstar Pro, Sabotage Wrestling, Steel Domain, Title Match Pro Wrestling, UWA Elite, Vanguard Championship Wrestling, WSU, Wrestlecade, WrestlePro, and the American WXW.
United Kingdom: 3CW, British Empire Wrestling, Compound Wrestling, IPW UK, Insane Championship Wrestling, North Wrestling, Preston City Wrestling, Pro Wrestling: Eve, Revolution Pro, and Riptide Wrestling.
Ireland: Celtic Championship Wrestling, Over the Top.
Canada: Deathproof Wrestling, Demand Lucha, ECCW, Pontarollo Productions, Smash Wrestling, and Victory Commonwealth Wrestling.
Other: Dubai Pro Wrestling, German Wrestling Promotion, Hughes Academy of New Zealand, ICW Italy, Legion Lucha Libre from Chile, Melbourne City Wrestling of Australia, Revolucion Lucha Libre from Chile, SPW from New Zealand, Universal Fight Network from Australia, Whitewolf Wrestling from Spain, Wrestling Kult from Germany, and WSW from Portugal.