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New TV series ‘The Masked Wrestler’ begins filming in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 27

New TV series ‘The Masked Wrestler’ begins filming in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 27
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From a press release:

“The Masked Wrestler,” an original television series made in collaboration with Independent Wrestling TV and Coal Creative, will begin filming in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Aug. 27.

“The Masked Wrestler” disguises the identities of eight of today’s top independent professional wrestlers in a single-elimination tournament to determine who will be crowned “The Mystery Opponent” and compete for a chance at the Independent Wrestling Championship. The catch: if you lose the tournament, you must reveal your identity to the world.

Putting its own spin on the hit singing competition “The Masked Singer,” this series will consist of seven episodes and feature three celebrity judges: AEW’s Kris Statlander, Beyond Wrestling promoter Drew Cordeiro, and Ricky “Romance” Perillo/Mr. Brickster of VH1’s “I Love New York.”

Independent Wrestling TV is a subscription video on-demand network bringing fans the best independent professional wrestling content. IWTV works with over 200 wrestling brands worldwide, including Chikara, Game Changer Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, Black Label Pro, and more.

With over 3,000 full events from 200+ brands and more than 7,000 hours of wrestling, IWTV is a must-have for independent wrestling fans everywhere. IWTV is available through Google Play, the App Store, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku on mobile and web browsers.

Coal Creative started in 2008 as a portfolio website for founder Gerard Durling to take on more web design freelance work and has grown into a group of like-minded creatives producing brands, websites, web content, videos, and more in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Durling hired the first employee, multi-talented designer and developer Matt Simoncavage, in 2016, and soon after Holly Pilcavage joined the team. With the addition of her entrepreneurial, organizational, and people skills and her passion for making a difference, Pilcavage brought her big ideas and set the stage for huge growth.

Fast forward four years and Coal has grown from a graphic and web design firm to an award-winning marketing agency that boasts a growing video production team, a roster of intern alumni who are taking on Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond by storm, and a team of endlessly creative individuals who lead their individual fields in innovation, productivity, and efficiency. Durling has since gone on to be the president of IWTV.