UK Wrestling MEDIACON events to stream LIVE on FITE
MANCHESTER, U.K. -- Select events from Wrestling MediaCon 2018, a unique experience of live wrestling shows, superstar panel Q&As, and a Hall of Fame ceremony, will be streamed live on Sept. 8-9 on FITE, the premier combat sports platform, from the BEC Arena in Manchester, England.
Billed as "the best in wrestling and social media under one roof," Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will star some of the grappling world's biggest stars as well as famous names in YouTube, podcasting and print/digital media.
FITE is available as a free mobile app on iOs and Android mobile devices, on the web at www.FITE.tv and on Roku, Apple TV and Android TV boxes. Its programming content features pro wrestling, boxing, MMA and kickboxing.
"Fans across the world have been messaging us constantly to express their frustration about not being able to attend Wrestling MediaCon due to their distance from the UK," MediaCon promoter Paul Benson said. "With that in mind, we are delighted to be able to offer them access to a huge part of the MediaCon experience wherever they are through this partnership with FITE. It promises to be a weekend filled with fascinating, unique, must-see content and that content deserves the biggest platform possible. We look forward to interacting with our fans all over the world."
One of the event's highlights which FITE will carry is the first Wrestling Media Hall of Fame ceremony, at 8 p.m. UK time on Saturday, Sept. 8. Inductees include "Wrestling Observer" editor Dave Meltzer, promoter Martin Goldsmith, who played a huge part of bringing WWE's Summerslam to Wembley Stadium in 1992, and former NWA world champion Colt Cabana.
The FITE schedule also includes a special live episode of Cabana's "Art of Wrestling" podcast at noon on Sunday as well as a Q&A with Meltzer at 6 p.m. the same day, hosted by "Inside the Ropes" Kenny McIntosh, and the first public appearance post-"All In" of NWA world champ Nick Aldis in the Ten Pounds of Gold panel.
Look for other interesting panels on Saturday and Sunday, with fan favorites from Cultaholic, WrestleTalk and Botchamania.MediaCon found its way to FITE largely due to Global Force Entertainment CEO Jeff Jarrett, who toured the UK with his first one-man show, the "Ain't He Great Tour." One of Jarrett's shows was streamed on FITE, which has a partnership with GFE.
"I've always had a special relationship with fans in the UK, and I'm happy we're bringing this event to not only a European but a global audience," Jarrett said.
"Since we announced our partnership with Jeff and Global Force Entertainment he has worked tirelessly to secure the rights to some programming that's a great fit for us," FITE COO Michael Weber said. "MediaCon is a natural and we know the fan base in the UK is passionate about professional wrestling."