Spike TV Launches New Comedic Action Series 'Wild World of Spike'
NEW YORK, Oct. 9 -- Spike TV brings unheralded sports such
as mop-jousting and blind-folded kickboxing into America's living-rooms
with a new seven-episode comedic action series, "Wild World of Spike." The
series, which focuses more on the agony of defeat than the thrill of
victory, is hosted by the trio of mixed martial arts fighter Kit Cope,
skateboarding legend Jason Ellis and comedian Sam Tripoli.
In each episode, the three hosts screen wild and often painfully
bizarre sporting events from all around the world from the comforts of
their living room. Then, the guys select events to re-create, with often
hilarious results. This half-hour original series premieres on Spike TV in
"Our mission is simple with 'Wild World of Spike:' find the most
ridiculous and outrageous sporting events and then aim to re-create them
without killing our three hosts," says Brian Diamond, Senior Vice
President, Sports & Specials, Spike TV.
The games they re-create in the premiere episode include: blind-folded
kick-boxing from Phuket, Thailand; female sumo wrestling from The
Netherlands; mop-jousting from Manchester, England and dirt-skiing from
Turangi, New Zealand
"If only two people in the world do it, is it considered a sport or
just a sign of loneliness?" questions host Sam Tripoli in the first
"Wild World of Spike" is produced by GRB Entertainment. Brant Pinvidic
and Gary Benz of GRB serve as Executive Producers. Brian J. Diamond is
Senior Vice President, Sports & Specials, Spike TV and Co-Executive
Producer. Jodi Reborchick serves as Executive in Charge of Production for
Spike TV is available in 90 million homes and is a division of MTV
Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.
SOURCE Spike TV