G1 Special
Interview

Jim Ross Ready to Make Broadcast History with New Japan Pro Wrestling ‘G1 Special in the USA’

There was a time when if you wanted to watch New Japan Pro Wrestling you had to track down a tape from a friend. Now, thanks to the New Japan World streaming platform and outlets such as AXS TV, Puroresu has never been more accessible for fans in the United States. Recognizing the growing popularity outside the Orient, NJPW is holding its first-ever U.S. event G1 Special in the USA, Saturday, July 1 at 8/7c. The milestone show will broadcast live from Long Beach, Calif. on AXS TV, with legendary wrestling broadcaster Jim Ross and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and NJPW […]

Matt Sydal
Interview

Ring of Honor’s Matt Sydal: It’s a fun time to be a pro wrestler and fan

Since exiting WWE, Matt Sydal says his love for pro wrestling has grown even stronger. There was a reason why he added the “Reborn” to his name. The 33-year-old has enjoyed competing around the world. Through his travels, the New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor star is getting a bird’s-eye view to the present and future of the business. “What is exciting is seeing the energy building on the grassroots level,” he said, coming off a recent trip to England for Revolution Pro Wrestling and 4 Front Wrestling. “I can really feel the upswing of wrestling. I can feel it when […]

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News & Current Events

Full schedule of TV tributes to Prince

Music fans lost a legend on Thursday, April 21. Prince Rogers Nelson died in Minnesota at age 57. Over four decades, Prince earned 40 Billboard Hot 100 Hits and seven Grammy wins, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Original Score for Purple Rain. There are going to be a lot of tributes on TV for “The Purple One” this weekend. Below is a list of programming announced so far. Please check back for updates. MONDAY, APRIL 25 Happy Feet at 2:10pmET/PT on HBO Family Prince wrote, produced and performed  “The Song Of The Heart.” He also wrote “Kiss.” […]

TV News & Program Updates

David Hasselhoff’s “Hoff The Record” gets Premiere Date

Stop hassling the Hoff. His docu-comedy Hoff the Record finally has a U.S. premiere date. Beginning March 31 at 9pm PT/6pm PT, AXS TV will be the U.S. home of the U.K. series, Hoff the Record. The six-episode scripted comedy series stars David Hasselhoff as a humorous fictional version of himself, who moves cross the Pond” to get his career back on track, and must navigate increasingly surreal—and hilarious—circumstances. Lured by promises of starring in a new biopic about his life, Hasselhoff quickly finds that nothing is as he thought it would be, as he is forced to audition to play […]

David Hasselhoff
TV News & Program Updates

AXS TV Acquires David Hasselhoff Mockumentary Series, “Hoff the Record”

Look out America, the Hoff is back. You didn’t know he was gone? Neither did I, but apparently after he helped Ian Ziering save the world in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Hasselhoff traveled to the U.K. and shot a mockumentary. Now the UK is shipping the Hoff back home to the U.S. of A., where he belongs. No word yet when Hoff the Record will premiere, but it definitely has a great production team behind it and Hoff is fantastic at poking fun at himself. Full disclosure: while David was appearing on The Young and the Restless as Dr. […]

Sports

Latest AXS TV “Inside MMA” episode is dedicated to new UFC champ Holly Holm

Even the casual viewer of UFC, and people who may not have even ever watched a fight (like myself), where shocked and intrigued upon hearing of Holly Holm’s surprising and crushing defeat of Ronda Rousey for the women’s bantamweight title this past Saturday at UFC 193, ending Rousey’s three-year reign as champ. In the wake of this, there are perhaps some who want to know more about Holly Holm, and AXS TV is aiming to help them by devoting this Friday’s episode of its series Inside MMA to the new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. The episode, called Inside MMA Special Edition: Holly Holm, […]

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Competition

AXS TV becomes official U.S. broadcast home for “The X Factor UK”

If you’re an American who misses Simon Cowell and his show The X Factor, the American version of which was canceled by FOX last year, you’ll have your chance to enjoy the original incarnation of the singing competition series when the new season of The X Factor UK begins airing on AXS TV starting Aug. 31. This marks the first time that the flagship version of the show will air in the United States. Season 11 of The X Factor UK will feature a pair of famous faces that will be instantly recognizable to American audiences, as Simon Cowell makes […]

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Music

AXS TV airs live coverage of Coachella performances

The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be broadcast live for the first time when AXS TV airs coverage of various performances April 18-20, at 9pm ET each night. AXS TV’s broadcast is hosted by KCRW music director and DJ Jason Bentley, and encompasses over 20 hours of live coverage, spanning five stages of the festival. Featured in AXS’ Friday coverage are Ellie Goulding, Grouplove, Bastille, AFI, Neko Case, Broken Bells, Chromeo, Kate Nash, HAIM, ZZ Ward and Bryan Ferry. Friday’s coverage will re-air Saturday, April 19, at 2pm ET. Saturday’s evening broadcast lineup includes […]

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Music

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, KISS Monster World Tour on AXS TV

Yep, you read that right – KISS Monster World Tour on AXS TV this Halloween! You can thank AXS TV for providing the music entertainment at your Halloween party this year, as this is going to be one major metal marathon. AXS TV is celebrating Halloween with a monster music marathon featuring concerts from some of the best in the heavy metal world. Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 3:30pm ET, AXS TV will present 12 hours of continuous concert programming. On the lineup are concerts from KISS, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Papa Roach. The biggest […]