Report: Backstage News On Potential World Of Sport Return

More on the possible World of Sport relaunch

World of Sport Wrestling is seemingly set for another reboot, with reports this week noting that Nick Aldis and Mickie James had been approached about a possible relaunch of the brand. The consortium who now own WOS have several options on the table, including one that would see the promotion produce studio wrestling, similar to Billy Corgan's National Wrestling Alliance.

Few other details have been revealed but Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the new World of Sport is headed up by the Goldsmith family. Martin and Harvey Goldsmith previously promoted WWE in the United Kingdom and Europe between 1989 and 2001 and helped produce merchandise for the company in the region. The family was then involved with the World of Sport revival in 2018 on ITV. 

According to Meltzer, The Goldsmith family have invested heavily in WOS and they believe there is a gap in the market following the shuttering of NXT UK earlier this year due to the number of free agents available. The idea would be to run studio wrestling and build live events. There is no word on a TV deal but ITV would seemingly no longer be an option due to the broadcaster's deal with AEW. 

World of Sport was the benchmark for British wrestling in the 1970s and 1980s. It was initially relaunched with a pilot episode in 2016 that flopped before a full-scale revival on ITV in 2018 with a 10-episode series. The brand then held six live events in early 2019 but the promotion hasn't been in operation since. 

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