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Sony, Impact Wrestling to produce wrestling promotion show in Mumbai
MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has teamed up with Impact Wrestling to produce the North America-based wrestling promotion show in Mumbai.
Episodes of the highly engaging sport, which are usually shot in North America and distributed across the globe, will now be shot amid Indian audience.
Four special action-packed episodes will be shot in two days and telecast to an international audience. This would be the first opportunity for Impact Wrestling fans in India to engage with their favourite stars in India.
The episodes will be shot in the famous entertainment hub of Film City on 30 and 31 May.
The craze among viewers in the audience is bound to reach another level when the specially-built wrestling arena will welcome some of the biggest names in Impact Wrestling such as Mahabali Shera and Sonjay Dutt. Fans will also see Alberto El Patron, Bobby Lashley, James Storm, Ethan Carter III, Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Low Ki, IMPACT Knockout Allie and many more.
Sony Pictures Networks India president sports and distribution Rajesh Kaul said, “The partnership of the sports cluster of Sony Pictures Networks India and Impact Wresting to produce localised content in India is a landmark step from the Indian perspective as the episodes will be distributed internationally. It has always been our endeavour not only to showcase some of the best international content but also bring prime international properties like Impact Wrestling closer to the Indian fans.”
Impact Wrestling president Ed Nordholm said, “We are excited to make history as we embark on a tour of India, marking the first time an international professional wrestling organisation has staged television tapings in this massive market. The reception in India has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re thrilled with the tremendous local support from Sony Pictures Networks India. Our hope is that this will be the first of many tours in India, a passionate market that has supported the Impact Wrestling brand for many years.”
SPNI’s proposition is to ensure the visit of Impact Wrestling talent engage and entertain their fans in India and across the globe. To capture the attention, the broadcaster is encouraging the stars of Impact Wrestling to share their videos with fans while travelling to India.
The stars of Impact Wrestling will also be experiencing local food and cultural activities. Select Indian fans will get a chance to mingle with some of their favourite wrestling superstars. Other than the four Impact episodes from Mumbai, there will be specific India-centric storylines featured in each show.