LA Lakers co-owner gives women the ‘spotlight’ with new wrestling franchise
Women of Wresting owner and Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss on the importance of investing in women’s sports.
One of the few female NBA team owners is using her influence and position to give women’s sports a lift with an all-female wrestling franchise.
"It was really important to me to invest in women's sports," Los Angeles Lakers president and co-owner and Women of Wrestling owner Jeanie Buss told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Thursday.
"There are so many great college athletes because of Title IX," the sports executive continued, "and unless you're going into the WNBA or a professional tennis player or golfer, there's not a lot of places for these women to have a platform and perform in front of their family and friends, and they deserve the spotlight."
On "Mornings with Maria," Thursday, Buss previewed Women of Wrestling’s television debut on Sept. 17, the only all-female wrestling organization with a global TV footprint in syndication with Paramount Global Content Distribution, according to a press release.
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The show will feature WOW "Superheroes" and dig deep into their action-packed, in-ring rivalries, as well as provide behind-the-scenes looks into their personal lives.