Defiant Wrestling’s Loaded show will be returning free to the company YouTube channel. Broadcasting weekly on Sunday nights starting Sunday, December 9, the show will feature many of the wrestlers from the original YouTube series, like Bea Priestley or Gabriel Kidd, as well as many new faces who haven’t previously been seen on Loaded.
Between July 2016 and October 2017, the 33 episodes of Loaded ran on YouTube amassed over 25 million views, under the WCPW (What Culture Pro Wrestling) banner. WCPW has since rebranded as Defiant Wrestling in late 2017 following a diversification from the What Culture brand.
Defiant Wrestling promoter, Peter Willis, said: “Over the past 9 months, we have worked hard behind the scenes to build a solid foundation with Defiant Wrestling and are now looking forward to being able to bring back free weekly episodes of Loaded to YouTube. We’re confident we are now in a position to deliver a truly exciting weekly show that fans around the world will really enjoy.”
Fans will be treated to an even more interactive Loaded than ever before, with Defiant promising to give fans a direct say over several aspects of the show: from the logo; to the theme song; to the colour of the ropes and canvas; to some of the content itself. “We don’t want this to be just our show, we want it to be a show for all Defiant Wrestling fans. The return of Loaded gives us the chance to really listen to what the fans want and for us to take on board what they liked and did not like about the show as it was before,” said booker James Dixon.
The first tapings of the new episodes will be held in the O2 Academy in Newcastle on December 3rd. Tickets will be priced at just £12 and go on sale Monday, September 3rd via wearedefiant.com/tickets. Defiant Wrestling currently broadcasts monthly specials via its on-demand service ‘Access Defiant’ (access.wearedefiant.com), priced at £7/$8.99 per month. These events will continue, with Defiant intending to run even more specials in 2019, giving Access members even more bang for their buck.