MTV, a network that has in the past carried WWE programming such as Sunday Night Heat and Tough Enough, is apparently taping a new pro wrestling pilot on Thursday evening at 6:00 PM in a warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles.
…the taping will feature a live punk band performing at the show, with heavyweight workers doing hardcore bouts and lighter wrestlers doing aerial styles matches.
The pilot taping for the company (which sources have tagged Wrestling Society X, which I have am unable to get a 100% confirm on) will be taped at a warehouse that has been converted into a soundstage of shorts.
UPDATE: Results from the taping here.
More after the jump.
Beyond [Matt] Sydal vs. [Jack] Evans, the taping is scheduled to feature appearances by Sean Waltman, Teddy Hart, New Jack, Vampiro, PJ Polaco (formerly Justin Credible), Lizzy Valentine (formerly Valentina), and Altar Boy Luke.
The pilot (expected to be a 30 minute show) was put together in conjunction with Big Vision Entertainment and former XPW producer Kevin Klinerock. The production company of record is Remote Productions Inc.
There will also be dark matches featuring Puma vs. Tommy Williams, Human Tornado vs. Delirious vs. Luke, and a six man tag bout featuring Disco Machine & Joey Ryan & Topgun Talwar vs. Scorpio Sky & Zokre & Phoenix Star. The dark matches are being presented to spotlight potential talent that could be signed if MTV decides to pursue the concept for a complete season of episodes.
If anyone would like to attend the taping, PWInsider.com has been provided with a First Come, First Serve Pass for those who would like to attend. You may open up the pass to print it by clicking here. The file will open as a PDF file.
Those who are attending MUST also fill out and bring a release form (as it’s being treated as a TV taping, not a sporting event), which you can open and print out by clicking here. Again, it will open as a PDF file. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent sign the release. You also must have valid photo ID to attend the taping.
The MTV TV taping is tomorrow. Kris Kloss will be doing the announcing. He used to do the XPW TV show. I’m of the impression that all fans who attend will have to sign a non-disclosure sheet. Taping is 5 to 11 p.m. They are looking for fans to be between 18-25 years old and to wear Warped Tour attire and show up in “Downtown Los Angeles” at 4:30 p.m. Fans will get paid $7 per hour for four to six hours of taping. To get into the taping send to [email protected] with a contact number as well as a photo if possible. I guess no ugly fans allowed or something.
Ugly fans at a pro wrestling show? Never!