World of Sport Wrestling is back and heading for Preston

After an absence of more than 30 years, the iconic World Of Sport Wrestling is set to return to ITV with Preston confirmed as the venue.

Three decades after legendary stars such as Big Daddy, Mick McManus and Rollerball Rocco left British screens, the new series will feature the best of today's wrestlers from the current UK wrestling scene.

They will compete in front of a live audience at Preston Guild Hall on Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th (doors 7pm / bell time 7.30pm).

Wrestling action from New Year's Eve 2016 Credit: ITV

ITV Studios Entertainment Manchester has confirmed it has teamed up with IMPACT Wrestling to bring WOS Wrestling back to ITV, with an initial commission for a 10-part series.

The commission from ITV's Helen Warner follows a successful one-off-special, which aired on New Year's Eve 2016.

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"This opportunity to work with ITV Studios to revive this iconic brand in the United Kingdom is a perfect example of the ways in which we intend to leverage our strengths to build our presence in international markets in collaboration with local organisations," said Ed Nordholm, President of Impact Wrestling.

Director of Entertainment, ITV Studios Manchester, Tom Mclennan said: "Britain's wrestling scene is thriving and there has never been a better time to bring it back to ITV after a gap of 30 years."

The new-look World of Sport Wrestling logo Credit: ITV
The iconic World of Sport logo from 30 years ago Credit: ITV

Tickets for the shows will go on sale at 9am on Friday April 7th from / /