Originally published at "Wrestlers" to premiere on Netflix in September covering OVW
Netflix is set to release a docuseries on OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) next month, focusing on the behind-the-scenes of the Louisville-based promotion.
The series titled “Wrestlers” is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 13, and comes from the creators of “Last Chance U” and “Cheer”, which were streamed on Netflix.
From the description on Variety:
Once a proud finishing school for aspiring pro wrestlers, the gym has since hit hard times. Acclaimed wrestler Al Snow clings to an old school wrestling philosophy with a heavy emphasis on storytelling, but in spite of the love of a few diehard fans, the gym struggles week to week to stay relevant enough to keep its doors open. Things have become so dire financially that Al has to sell a majority stake to a group of local businessmen including Matt Jones, the most popular radio personality in the state of Kentucky. Matt and the new ownership group have infused the struggling gym with much-needed cash but it still operates at a staggering loss. The new owners have given Al the summer to turn things around. Wrestlers chronicles the efforts Al and his band of aspiring wrestlers make as they struggle with their personal ambitions and each other while they attempt to come together to save this historic gym.
The trailer heavily focuses on Al Snow, who purchased OVW in June 2018 from Danny Davis with Snow also serving as the promotion’s head trainer.
Snow was previously involved in the Tough Enough reality series that aired on MTV beginning in 2001.