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Another promotion trying out live TV in the UK


At a press conference for 5* Wrestling in Dundee this morning, ahead of the promotion's 2017 return in the city, Drew Galloway announced that the upcoming show -- on January 28th at the Dundee Ice Arena -- will be broadcast live on Spike TV in the United Kingdom.

The channel has been around for 18 months, and mostly broadcasts content from Spike US and the UK Channel 5, which has broadcast wrestling in the past -- most notably WCW Worldwide in 1999. The show will only air in the UK and is intended to kick-start a series. Kurt Angle will be on color commentary for at least the first show.

5* Wrestling ran three shows early last year, using some big imported names (including AJ Styles in some of his last independent dates before signing with WWE) alongside the top British talent available to them. The footage they filmed last time out was intended to be used in a video game, but things went very quiet on that front.

Their return this month -- Dundee is the only announced date so far -- has Galloway, along with John Hennigan, Rey Mysterio Jr., Jay Lethal, Carlito, and PJ Black in the lineup, with the poster also featuring homegrown stars Jimmy Havoc and Joe Hendry, as well as Martin Stone (working the WWE UK Championship tournament this weekend), and Joe Coffey and Zack Gibson (who were both a part of the World Of Sport tapings).