Former Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling host and producer Johnny Cafarella and Jimmy Hart partnered with Jonathan Vargas, who won a Powerball jackpot of $35.3 million in 2008. 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.
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 began a second season However nothing has happened since and no filming dates have been set.
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.