Louisville, Ky. (February 20, 2023) - The United Wrestling Network plants roots in Louisville, Ky. with the launch of Derby City Wrestling. The company will host monthly live television taping events at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center bringing safe, affordable, unmatched family friendly entertainment to the heart of West Louisville.
Los Angeles based David Marquez Productions will produce the 52-week, episodic, hour-long series. Derby City Wrestling will air Saturdays at noon on MY58.3 (a sister station of WDRB) starting March 18th in partnership with WDRB Media. The first live television taping in Louisville will take place Sunday, March 26th at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville, KY. 40212. Tickets are on sale now at derbycitywrestling.tv.
“This show will feature the best local and regional talent alongside top tier stars from AEW, IMPACT! and New Japan Pro Wrestling all competing under the United Wrestling banner,” CEO David Marquez said. “We can’t wait to expand our footprint to the River City and embrace the community’s rich wrestling history that dates back to sold out Tuesday night shows at the Louisville Gardens.”
Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist and WDRB News anchor/reporter Gilbert Corsey will serve as the voice of Derby City Wrestling. The seasoned storyteller has called the action for more than 15 years and worked with promotions across the country. But his role goes beyond being the commentator of Derby City Wrestling. His connection to Sadiqa Reynold, President of The Louisville Urban League Sports & Learning Campus, and his desire to advocate for more programming in West Louisville is ultimately what brought the event to the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center. A conversation between the two sparked the idea to host the event at the venue and cleared the path for a more long-term commitment.
“It was important to me to bring this project to West Louisville,” Corsey said. “Derby City Wrestling is more than a television show it’s a mission to bring together and uplift our community bridging the 9th street divide with quality, family entertainment.”
DMP is an Emmy Award winning global media company that has provided full-service television production and distribution for more than 25 years. The company is a leader in staging and syndicating weekly episodic pro wrestling and monthly boxing and mixed martial arts specials. DMP is also the parent company of the United Wrestling Network, the sanctioning body of a collection of wrestling promotions which supervises events in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. The company’s flagship series “Championship Wrestling presented by Carshield” is syndicated in nearly 200 media markets. Carshield will also be the presenting sponsor of Derby City Wrestling.
For more information, visit nortonslc.com.
IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION
Event Name: Derby City Wrestling
Show Date/Time: Sunday, March 26 at 5 p.m.
Location: Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center | 3029 W Muhammad Blvd. | Louisville, KY
Ticket Prices: $12 general admission (bleachers); $20 premium (floor seating); Kids 10 and under are free with paying adult (general admission only). Taxes and fees extra.
How to Purchase Tickets: Tickets on sale now at derbycitywrestling.tv.
Derby City Wresting PR Contact:
David Marquez 818-300-6328