Thursday February 20, 2014 8:00 pm
WWE Network programming lineup revealed
WWe has unveiled its initial programming lineup for the WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 hybrid streaming network with content vault, highlighted by WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. WWE is looking to make some big moves, also including for the first time ever, the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony entirety, live on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The WWE Network will officially launch on Monday, Feb. 24 at 9:00 a.m. ET, and fans will instantly have access to live programming and the most comprehensive WWE video-on-demand library upon signing up at WWE.com for $9.99 per month with six-month commitment. Content will be viewable through the WWE App on connected devices, including Roku, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Apple TV, and Xbox 360. Portable devices can also get in the action, as the Network will also be available on iOS devices, including Apple iPad and iPhone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices, and Android devices, as well as on desktops and laptops through WWE.com.
We've got the full content lineup for you after the break.
The programming line-up on WWE Network includes:
WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 30, will air live on Sunday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET from New Orleans. More than 70,000 fans from all 50 states and more than 30 countries are expected to converge on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with millions more watching around the world. Current WWE Superstars will be joined by a host of WWE Legends for a celebration 30 years in the making.
WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
For the first time ever, the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air live in its entirety on WWE Network on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. This year’s current inductees include The Ultimate Warrior, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Lita.
Live Monday Night Raw Pre-Show and WWE Raw Backstage Pass
A live 30-minute Raw Pre-Show will air each week and premieres on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
WWE Raw Backstage Pass will air live each week immediately following Monday Night Raw, providing analysis of the night’s action and exclusive backstage interviews. The premiere will air on Monday, Feb. 24 at 11:05 p.m. ET.
Friday Night SmackDown Pre-Show and WWE SmackDown Backstage Pass
A 30-minute pre-show for SmackDown will air each week and premieres on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
WWE SmackDown Backstage Pass will air each week immediately following SmackDown, providing analysis of the night’s action and exclusive backstage interviews. The premiere will air on Friday, Feb. 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
WrestleMania Rewind will provide fans with a comprehensive look back at the most groundbreaking matches and dramatic moments in WrestleMania history. The series premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET with a sneak peek on Monday, Feb. 24 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
A one-hour, groundbreaking, interactive, countdown series that will put the power squarely in viewers’ hands by giving the audience the chance to discuss and rank WWE’s most spectacular Superstars, unexpected moments, best catch phrases and more through digital polling and social media interaction. The series premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET with a sneak peek on Monday, Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
WWE Legends’ House
WWE’s greatest Legends reunite for a new title – only this time, they’re competing outside of the ring. Imagine a beautiful house in the suburbs – perfectly furnished, with gorgeous landscaping, a lovely pool and quiet, respectable neighbors. WWE Superstars from the past including "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Tony Atlas and Hacksaw Jim Duggan will turn the neighborhood upside down as the house staff tries their best to keep these Legends on time, on speaking terms, and out of trouble in this new reality show. The series premieres on Thursday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
This is NXT
A one-hour special that will take viewers inside the action-packed world of tomorrow’s WWE’s Superstars as they aspire to become the future of WWE. Featuring behind-the-scenes moments and in-ring action from WWE’s Performance Center, fans will get up close and personal with the next generation of Superstars. The series premieres on Monday, Feb. 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
WWE Network’s first live in-ring event will air on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The live special will showcase the brightest and best of WWE’s rising stars from WWE’s Performance Center, as well as appearances by WWE Superstars John Cena, Sheamus, The New Age Outlaws and WWE Legends Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels.
Thirty minutes prior to the event, theNXT ArRival Pre-Showwill air at 7:30 p.m. ET and include exclusive interviews and appearances by NXT Superstars, WWE Superstars and Legends.
Each Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET, WWE Superstars and Divas of tomorrow face off on WWE NXT, a one-hour weekly show that features the brightest and best of WWE’s rising stars.WWE NXT showcases the Superstars and Divas from WWE’s Performance Center as well as appearances from WWE Superstars and Legends in an intimate setting. WWE NXT broadcasts from the state-of-the-art Full Sail LIVE venue on the Full Sail University in campus in Orlando, Florida. The series premieres on Thursday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
A one-hour weekly show highlighting the best of WWE Superstars and Divas in heart-pounding matches. The show will also feature highlights from all WWE programming, as well as a special glimpse at everything going on in the WWE Universe. The series premieres on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Beyond the Ring
An all-access pass to the fast paced action of WWE’s home video library. With classic matches and groundbreaking biographies of WWE Legends, fans will have all the action from WCW, AWA, ECW and WWE right at their fingertips. The series premieres on Saturday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Best of Raw
Every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET, Best of Raw will feature the most memorable episodes from the longest-running weekly episodic show in television history. Each week, see some of the most incredible matches and controversial moments featured over the years on Monday Night Raw. The series premieres at a special date and time on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Best of SmackDown
For more than a decade, Friday Night SmackDown has brought amazing action and memorable moments to the WWE Universe. On Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. ET, WWE Network will showcase the most exciting episodes of SmackDown. The series premieres on Saturday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Expansive Video-On-Demand Library
In addition to live and original programming, fans will have access to the most comprehensive WWE video-on-demand library the instant they subscribe. WWE Network will offer all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views as well as encores of Raw and SmackDown totaling more than 1,500 hours of video on demand at launch.
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