NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING MAKES ITS TELEVISION DEBUT, THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 at 4 PM ON COMCAST SPORTSNET
New England Championship Wrestling (NECW) realizes a goal that was 9 years in the making, as Friday, January 8, 2010 at 4 PM, the company debuts a weekly one hour broadcast exclusively on Comcast SportsNet New England.
Presenting professional wrestling “from New England, for New England fans,” New England Championship Wrestling has been presenting live events throughout the six state region since 2000. The emphasis is on local stars.
“In many ways, New England Championship Wrestling is a throwback to how pro wrestling was presented before the national expansion of the 1980’s, said NECW promoter, Sheldon Goldberg. “We are strictly a regional operation. We operate in smaller venues and bring our fans an up close and personal experience.”
Over the years, NECW has featured many stars that went on to become big names in professional wrestling, such as John Cena, Beth Phoenix, Kofi Kingston, Doug Williams, Roxxi and others.
“The quality of athlete here in NECW is very high, Goldberg added. “The action is top notch. We’re a family-oriented business that attracts fans in all age categories, and unlike a lot of pro sports today, this is affordable to the average family as a live event experience, and now that we’re on conventional TV it’s a lot more accessible.”
Comcast SportsNet New England will bring New England Championship Wrestling into approximately 4.8 million homes throughout the six New England states and 38 million homes across the country.
“This level exposure brings us a notch below WWE & TNA. While we’re not out to conquer the world, what you are going to be seeing is the real drama of young men and women who have dedicated themselves to this, who are realizing a dream by being on TV,” said Goldberg.
In addition to its weekly airing, Fridays at 4 PM, New England Championship Wrestling will also be available to cable subscribers as a free on demand offering under Comcast SportsNet.