SoCal Val lands historic ITV wrestling commentator role

MK girl ‘emotional’ after being picked as commentator for WOS Wrestling

WOS Wrestling makes its triumphant return to ITV this month after more than 30 years away – and Milton Keynes girl SoCal Val has landed one of the top job roles.

Val, who made her name in TNA Wrestling and is a Celebrate:MK fashion columnist, has been chosen as a commentator on the show, which is being screened every Saturday at 5pm on ITV from July 28 for 10 weeks.

The original World of Wrestling show ran on ITV from 1965 to 1985 and made stars of wrestlers Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks and Mick McManus in the 1980s.

The new-look WOS Wrestling features the UK’s current biggest and best pro wrestlers, with Val on the mic in a historic female commentary position alongside Stu Bennett and Alex Shane.

Val, who moved to MK from California, told Celebrate:MK: “It’s amazing to be a part of the most exciting thing to happen to British wrestling in years.

“The history and nostalgia of WOS is exactly what the wrestling industry needs right now. Coupled with new, innovative wrestling that will appeal to new fans and veterans alike, I think it’s the perfect mix.

“For personal reasons I find it absolutely thrilling that the company decided that a female announcer should be included. It’s very rarely been done and never to this extent. For me to get that opportunity and represent for our female audience is such an honour.

“I get a bit emotional when I think that little girls could be watching this and be inspired by my role on the show – especially because I started watching wrestling at a young age and really looked up to the strong female characters I saw on TV.”

The first edition is scheduled to premiere tonight (28/07) at 5pm.

This feature, along with SoCal Val’s regular fashion column, was published in the August 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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