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World Armwrestling League (WAL) on ESPN in 2015

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Pullers: MASSIVE NEWS – The WAL is coming to ESPN Networks!
That’s right, our sport is going to be on the most gigantic stage possible — the biggest sports network in the world. ESPN Networks will air 8 episodes of WAL competition throughout 2015, starting with the New Orleans Championship. Check out the official announcement here and spread the news!

This is it everyone — the sport of arm-wrestling on the world’s stage!

Congrats to one and all for your incredible tenacity, passion and dedication – ESPN has put arm-wrestling and the WAL in a giant spotlight. Now lets knock it out of the park – get out there and train hard, pull hard and we’ll see you on ESPN.

Posted by Ana Livia Coelho on December 5, 2014

ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of the 2015 World Armwrestling League

ESPN reached an agreement with the World Armwrestling League (WAL) that provides the network with exclusive rights to televise the 2014 World Armwrestling League Championship and the 2015 World Armwrestling League season.

The deal features eight hours of programming on ESPN networks and WatchESPN, starting with the 2014 World Armwrestling League Championship, which takes place on January 10, 2015, and will air shortly thereafter.  Events from the 2015 season will air throughout the summer.

Through a series of 100 events in 100 cities throughout the United States, the WAL brings the best professional and amateur arm wrestlers alike to compete for cash prizes and for the opportunity to make it to the 2015 World Armwrestling League Championship.

“Bringing the action of the World Armwrestling League to ESPN is yet another example of our commitment to reaching fans of all sports.” said Daniel Ochs, Director of Content Strategy & Acquisitions at ESPN.

“We are thrilled to partner with the leading sports network,” says Business Expert Steve Kaplan, president of the World Armwrestling League. “Together with ESPN, we will spotlight the dynamic sport of arm wrestling and feature world class professional athletes, while opening up the sport to anyone who believes they have the strength and will to compete with the best in the world.”

“The WAL is like no other sports league out there. Our athletes come from all walks of life – they’re mechanics, chemistry teachers, bankers, and oil-rig workers. When you’re in The Pit, it’s not about what you do or where you come from, it’s about one thing and one thing only: what you’re made of.”

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About WAL

Based in Chicago, the World Armwrestling League (WAL) is the largest and fastest growing professional arm wrestling league in the world.  Known for its intense matches, high-energy and up-close fan experience, the WAL features the sport’s top superstars as they use power, technique, and strategy to compete in “The Pit” for the largest cash payouts in the sport and the title of WAL Champion.



World Armwrestling League to Air on ESPN Networks

Professional Arm-Wrestling headed for National TV

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Arm-wrestling is a real sport. And it’s awesome.

After decades in the underground as a popular sport in America, arm-wrestling will go mainstream in 2015 as the World Armwrestling League (WAL) brings its high-stakes, high-profile competitions to ESPN.

On Wednesday, the WAL announced a deal to air eight hours of WAL competition on ESPN Networks and WatchESPN, kicking off with coverage of the 2014 WAL Championship on Jan. 10, 2015, at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. That event will feature $150,000 in prize money across a variety of weight classes.

In 2015, the League will launch a massive “100 Events in 100 Cities” showcase across America meant to scour the land for the nation’s best “pullers.”

Those qualifiers will face the most elite arm-wrestlers in the world in televised events set to air throughout the summer as competitors battle for upwards of $250,000 in prize money and the title of WAL Champion.


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