Wrestlicious is an American women's professional wrestling promotion based in Tampa, Florida. The company was founded by Jonathan Vargas, who won a Powerball jackpot of $35.3 million in 2008. It is known for its sketch comedy and has been often compared to Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
Former Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling host and producer Johnny Cafarella and Jimmy Hart partnered with Jonathan Vargas. In March 2009, a trailer was released promoting Wrestlicious. Originally rumored as airing on Fox Network in fall 2009, the Wrestlicious Takedown series eventually aired in syndication beginning in March 2010. Throughout 2010, Wrestlicious signed several new wrestlers (to replace many of the women that had worked for them during the original 2008 tapings and were now unavailable), and then taped new matches beginning in May 2010 to air on Takedown.
|Created by||Jonathan Vargas, Johnny Cafarella, Jimmy Hart|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13 (as of November 15, 2010)|
|Camera setup||Multicamera setup|
|Running time||Approximately 30 minutes per episode
(22 minutes and commercials)
BiteTV America One Loaded TV
|Original release||March 1, 2010|
Wrestlicious TakeDown was the Main Television program produced by Wrestlicious which ran on Dish Network, via MavTV in the United States and BiteTV in Canada, as well as in syndication. The first season consists of 13 episodes. Wrestlicious TakeDown began airing on Monday with its first episode airing on March 1, 2010 However it was announced the following Thursday on March 4, 2010, that the show would be moving to Wednesday. On May 16, 2011, it was announced that Wrestlicious is returning with its employees back to begin a second season
On June 12, 2016 it was reported that there is a Wrestlicious reality TV series in the works.
It was announced on March 27, 2010 that Wrestlicious TakeDown will begin airing on many television stations throughout the United States starting around April 1 and May 1, 2010.
Vargas appeared on the show as "JV Rich", the laid back and affable Rapper-Owner of Wrestlicious. Regular features will include "JV's CRIB", a look at the goings-on inside JV's mansion frequented by the Wrestlicious girls.
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Alexandra the Great||Danyah Rivietz|
|Amber Lively||Ashley Simmons|
|Autumn Frost||Jennifer Blake|
|Bandita||Unknown||Also manages Maria Toro|
|Beatrice Bristol||Holly Blossom|
|Brooke Lynne||Rebecca Treston|
|Emo Leigh||Leva Bates|
|Fran||Mary Beth Bentley|
|Glory||Christie Mathis||Wrestlicious Champion|
|Jezebel James||Allison Plunkett|
|Kandi Kisses||Elizabeth Miklosi||Managed by The Gumdrops|
|Lacey Von Erich||Lacey Adkisson|
|Paige Webb||Serena Deeb|
|Malibu Mackenzie||Lana Kinnear|
|Maria Toro||Mercedes Martinez|
|Penelope Bristol||Hannah Blossom|
|Sierra Sherraton||Erica D'Erico|
|Tina The Trigger||Nicki Tebeau|
|Toni the Top||Nikki Tsugranes|
|Tyler Texas||Amy Janas|
Other on-air personnel
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Bootcamp Bailey||Taylor Marion||On-screen trainer|
|Charity||Falycia Rose Pulver||Manager of The Naughty Girls|
|Commissioner Blance||Steven Blance||Play-by-play commentator|
|Jimmy Hart||Jimmy Hart||Co-Host|
|Johnny C.||Johnny Cafarella||Play-by-play commentator|
|Johnny C. Junior||Andrew Omega||Ring announcer|
|JV Rich||Jonathan Vargas||Owner|
|Leyla Milani||Leyla Milani Khoshbin||Co-Host|
|Officer Bubba||Brad Niederer||Manager of Felony|
|Sister Ophelia||Mary-Kate Duignan||Manager of The Naughty Girls|
Stables and Tag Teams
|The Bristols||Beatrice and Penelope Bristol|
|The Country Cuties||Cousin Cassie and Tyler Texas|
|Jimmy's Angels||Anaconda, Cobra and Viper|
|The Lunch Ladies||Fran and Gert|
|The Naughty Girls||Charity, Hope and Faith|
|The Southern Belles||Charlotte and Savannah|
|TNT||Tina the Trigger and Toni the Top|
|1||Glory||1||May 24, 2010||176||Tampa, Florida||Wrestlicious TakeDown||Defeated Felony to become the inaugural champion. Title deactivated after company stopped production.|
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