Is Warner Bros. Discovery going to shell out the big bucks to land the TV rights for WWE Raw’s next TV deal in 2024, potentially forcing AEW to find a new broadcast partner?
That’s the big question of the day among pro wrestling fandom. But while those high-stakes business negotiations are being settled behind the scenes, there’s a new wrestling series headed to Discovery Channel, one of the cable channels owned by WBD.
WBD announced today that Big Little Brawlers is coming to Discovery. The six-episode series debuts on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10 pm ET, and here’s a trailer of what you can expect to see:
Set in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, “BIG LITTLE BRAWLERS” follows athletes in the Micro Wrestling Federation, one of the most successful little person wrestling leagues in the world. “Pinky Shortcake” and “Syko,” parents and wrestling partners, must navigate their relationship both in and out of the ring. The voice of micro wresting, “Ivar the Micro,” dreams of going from hype man to wrestler despite significant physical risk. Popular veteran “Lil’ Show” wrestles to support his wife and children but fears his best moments in the ring are behind him. And, the up-and-coming wrestler “Hot Rod” must prove his talent lives up to his ego. Despite internal dramas and frustrations, Micro Wresting Federation CEO Jack Darrell Hillegass encourages the group to work together as a family as they approach “MicroFest,” the biggest micro wresting event of the year.
See that, who said anything about pro wrestling exclusivity with WBD? Maybe there’s room for AEW, WWE, and Big Little Brawlers to all co-exist together.
Do you plan to check out all the drama of the Micro Wrestling Federation on January 9? Let us know what you think in the comments below, Cagesiders.