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WWE Network Spotlighting UK Superstars In New Special

WWE issued the following press release:

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that WWE Network will stream the WWE United Kingdom Championship Special this Friday, May 19 at 3 p.m. ET, with a re-air in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. The action will be called by WWE Hall-of-Fame announcer Jim Ross, who will be joined by color analyst Nigel McGuinness.

Emanating from Norwich, UK, WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate defends his title against the high-flying Mark Andrews; Pete Dunne and Trent Seven battle to become the number one contender to face the UK Champion at NXT TakeOver: Chicago this Saturday; Wolfgang faces Joseph Conners; and Rich Swann and Dan Moloney take on TJP and The Brian Kendrick in a tag team match.

“The WWE United Kingdom Championship Special will showcase some of the best talent from the U.K.,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative. “This is an opportunity to super-serve our fans in the U.K. as well as fans anywhere who appreciate the U.K. style.”

Fans can stream the WWE United Kingdom Championship Special by signing up at WWENetwork.com.

About WWE Network

WWE Network is the only place to stream all the live WWE pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania and SummerSlam at no additional cost plus 24/7 programming featuring ground-breaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 8,000 hours of content, including every WWE, WCW® and ECW® pay-per-view.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu, fans can sign up for WWE Network online at WWENetwork.com and stream WWE Network through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony, Samsung and Panasonic.

For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE:WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to: WWE Network; major distribution agreements; our need to continue to develop creative and entertaining programs and events; the possibility of a decline in the popularity of our brand of sports entertainment; the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent K. McMahon; possible adverse changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector initiatives; the highly competitive, rapidly changing and increasingly fragmented nature of the markets in which we operate and greater financial resources or marketplace presence of many of our competitors; uncertainties associated with international markets; our difficulty or inability to promote and conduct our live events and/or other businesses if we do not comply with applicable regulations; our dependence on our intellectual property rights, our need to protect those rights, and the risks of our infringement of others’ intellectual property rights; the complexity of our rights agreements across distribution mechanisms and geographical areas; potential substantial liability in the event of accidents or injuries occurring during our physically demanding events including, without limitation, claims relating to CTE; large public events as well as travel to and from such events; our feature film business; our expansion into new or complementary businesses and/or strategic investments; our computer systems and online operations; privacy norms and regulations; a possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in financial markets; our accounts receivable; our revolving credit facility; litigation; our potential failure to meet market expectations for our financial performance, which could adversely affect our stock; Vincent K. McMahon exercises control over our affairs, and his interests may conflict with the holders of our Class A common stock; a substantial number of shares are eligible for sale by the McMahons and the sale, or the perception of possible sales, of those shares could lower our stock price; and the relatively small public “float” of our Class A common stock. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends (including under our revolving credit facility), general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant. Forward-looking statements made by the Company speak only as of the date made and are subject to change without any obligation on the part of the Company to update or revise them. Undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

WWE Game Show Coming Soon To The WWE Network

Source: PWInsider.com

Based on reports, WWE is looking to be coming out with a WWE Game Show for the WWE Network. WWE did run a test on Youtube a while back called WWE Game Night which seemed to have some success.

This is what we know so far about this:

  • R-Truth is going to host the game show
  • The pilot for the gameshow was recorded back in March and has been picked up for 1 season on the WWE Network.
  • The show is expected to air late Summer into Early Fall.

We are not so sure exactly what the game show will consist of, but we’ll have more once available.

WWE Network Show Returning Soon

Corey Graves announced via instagram that a new Season of his show “Superstar Ink” will be returning to the WWE Network. Here’s his announcement featuring a picture of Chris Jericho:

WWE Announces WrestleMania Week Programming On The WWE Network

WWE issued the following:

STAMFORD, Conn., March 24, 2017 – WWE Network unveiled its WrestleMania Week programming line-up filled with a series of all-new episodes, specials and live coverage beginning Monday, March 27 and culminating with WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania on Sunday, April 2, beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT live from the Orlando Citrus Bowl.

WrestleMania Week will include the premiere of WWE 24: WrestleMania Monday; a special edition of WWE Talking Smack; Kurt Angle: Oh, It’s True…It’s True!, a WWE Network exclusive interview with 2017 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Angle; and a new episode of Bring It To The Table. In addition, fans can also watch 205 Live, NXT, the WWE Hall of Fame 2017 Red Carpet and the WWE Hall of Fame 2017, NXT® Takeover: Orlando, the WrestleMania Kickoff show and the year’s main attraction, WrestleMania.

New subscribers can get all of this programming as part of a free month trial by signing up at WWENetwork.com now. The schedule of WrestleMania Week programming on WWE Network is as follows:

WWE 24: WrestleMania Monday

Monday, March 27 immediately following Monday Night Raw®

The night after WrestleMania is one of the most-anticipated events of the year and has never been short on surprises. WWE 24 cameras take viewers behind-the-curtain with WWE Superstars AJ Styles, Enzo and Big Cass at last year’s Monday Night Raw following a record-setting WrestleMania 32.

205 Live

Tuesday, March 28 at 10 pm ET

The performers from WWE’s Cruiserweight Division showcase their unparalleled abilities. Witness The Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Gran Metalik, and many more world-class Superstars perform breathtaking feats of athleticism.

WWE Talking Smack

Tuesday, March 28 at 11 pm ET

Renee Young catches up with the SmackDown Live Superstars after the show to hear their thoughts on the evening’s action as they head into WrestleMania.

Kurt Angle: Oh, It’s True…It’s True!

Tuesday, March 28 immediately following Talking Smack

Corey Graves sits down with 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Kurt Angle to discuss Kurt’s favorite matches and moments, his battle with personal demons, and his triumphant return home in this WWE Network exclusive interview.

NXT

Wednesday, March 29 at 8 pm ET

Kassius Ohno and ‘The Drifter’ Elias Samson face each other in a Loser Leaves NXT Match. Just three days before Asuka defends the NXT Women’s Championship against Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: Orlando, both women meet to sign the contract for their upcoming confrontation. Plus, a Triple Threat Match between Johnny Gargano, Akam of The Authors of Pain, and Dash Wilder.

Bring It To The Table

Thursday, March 30 at 8pm ET

On site from the Orlando Citrus Bowl, home of WrestleMania 33, Corey Graves, JBL and Peter Rosenberg debate, discuss and dissect all things WWE, just days away from “The Ultimate Thrill Ride.”

WWE Hall of Fame 2017 Red Carpet

Friday, March 31 at 7 pm ET

Maria Menounos hosts the most glamorous event on the WWE calendar. WWE Superstars and Legends, and a host of celebrities, walk the red carpet live on WWE Network.

WWE Hall of Fame 2017

Friday, March 31 at 8 pm ET

Kurt Angle, Beth Phoenix, Diamond Dallas Page, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Teddy Long and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the sold-out Amway Center. In addition, Eric LeGrand, a former standout from the Rutgers University football team turned motivational speaker, will receive the third annual Warrior Award. The WWE Hall of Fame recognizes the most-celebrated Superstars in WWE history, while The Warrior Award is presented each year to an individual who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of WWE Hall of Famer, The Ultimate Warrior.

NXT TakeOver: Orlando Preshow

Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 pm ET

Before the Superstars of NXT take to the ring, join an all-star panel, including Charly Caruso, Sam Roberts and Nigel McGuinness, as they share their thoughts and predictions for the evening’s matches.

NXT TakeOver: Orlando

Saturday, April 1 at 8 pm ET

On the eve of WrestleMania, NXT comes home to Orlando at a sold-out Amway Center. Shinsuke Nakamura tries to reclaim his title from NXT Champion Bobby Roode; Asuka and Ember Moon, both undefeated, square off in the NXT Women’s Championship Match; and tag teams The Authors of Pain, #DIY and The Revival face off in a Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Elimination Match.

WrestleMania Kickoff

Sunday, April 2 at 5 pm ET

As the road to WrestleMania winds down, Renee Young joins WWE Hall of Famers Jerry Lawler, Booker T and Shawn Michaels to discuss the events leading up to all the action on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Join us as the panel shares their thoughts and predictions for all the night’s matches.

WrestleMania

Sunday, April 2 at 7 pm ET

A sold-out crowd will descend upon the Orlando Citrus Bowl for WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania. Watch WWE Universal Champion Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar in a rivalry that started 13 years ago; WWE Champion Bray Wyatt go head-to-head with Randy Orton; Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker; Triple H takes on Seth Rollins; United States Champion Chris Jericho vs. his former best friend Kevin Owens; a Fatal Four-Way Raw Women’s Championship match between Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax; a SmackDown Live Women’s Championship match between Alexa Bliss and the entire SmackDown Live women’s roster; AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon; John Cena and Nikki Bella compete against The Miz and Maryse; the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and more!

About WWE Network

WWE Network is the only place to get all live WWE pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania, at no additional cost plus 24/7 programming featuring ground-breaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 7,500 hours of content, including every WWE, WCW® and ECW® pay-per-view.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWENetwork.com, and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony, Samsung and Panasonic.

For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 20 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

WWE Network Adding Independent Wrestling Content

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Based on reports, WWE has finally come to a decision on adding independent promotional content to the WWE Network.

WWE has come to terms with Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) which is based out of the UK to add their content to the On-Demand section of the WWE Network. It should be noted that a number of other promotions are also in talks with WWE.

WWE has been contemplating this idea to add more promotions to the network for a while. WWE in the past have issued fan surveys which to no ones surprise, favored many non-WWE products. Vince McMahon was said to be back-and-forth with the idea, but has finally come to a decision and has approved this action to move forward.

Based on reports, the newly crowned UK Championship will be allowed to be defended on ICW, OTT and possible even PROGRESS Wrestling until WWE is able to develop their own weekly show in the UK.

The ICW deal is said to be 2-3 years and will showcase content which is toned down.

What are your thoughts on this? Will this generate more subscribers for the Network? Is this the right move?

Vader Suffering From Serious Health Issues – Says He Has 2 Years To Live

Some sad news in the pro wrestling world was announced tonight, as Big Van Vader took too his Twitter to tell his fans of some serious health issues he is dealing with. Read his tweet below.

We here at Mind of Carnage send out our best wishes to the pro wrestling legend, and hope a remedy will be available. What is your favorite Vader memory? Let us know in the comments, and show some love to Vader on his Twitter @itsvadertime

New Collection Added To WWE Network ‘Gravest Matches Ever’

Source: WWE Network News

Here are the matches under the new “Gravest Matches Ever” Collection that will be added to the streaming service this Monday:

  1. Halloween Havoc 1991: Chamber of Horrors Match
  2. Survivor Series 1992: The Undertaker vs Kamala (Casket Match)
  3. Royal Rumble 1994: The Undertaker vs Yokozuna (Casket Match)
  4. Survivor Series 1994: The Undertaker vs Yokozuna (Casket Match)
  5. In Your House: Buried Alive: Mankind vs The Undertaker (Buried Alive Match)
  6. Badd Blood: In Your House: The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels (Hell in a Cell Match)
  7. Badd Blood: In Your House: The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels (Hell in a Cell Match)
  8. Royal Rumble 1998: The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels (Casket Match for the WWEChampionship)
  9. King of the Ring 1998: Mankind vs The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match)
  10. Rock Bottom 1998: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Undertaker (Buried Alive Match)
  11. SmackDown 09/09/1999: The Unholy Alliance vs The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection (Buried Alive Match for the WWE Tag Team Titles)
  12. Nitro 05/01/2000: Vampiro vs Sting (Graveyard Match)
  13. Great American Bash 2000: Sting vs Vampiro (Human Torch Match)
  14. Bash at the Beach 2000: Vampiro vs The Demon (Graveyard Match)
  15. No Mercy 2002: Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship)
  16. Raw 10/29/2002: Kane vs Triple H (Casket Match)
  17. Survivor Series 2003: The Undertaker vs Mr. McMahon (Buried Alive Match)
  18. Bad Blood 2004: Triple H vs Shawn Michaels (Hell in a Cell Match)
  19. Vengeance 2005: Batista vs Triple H (Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship)
  20. No Mercy 2005: The Undertaker vs Randy Orton and Cowboy Bob Orton (Casket Match)
  21. Unforgiven 2006: DX vs The McMahons and Big Show (Hell in a Cell Match)
  22. Armageddon 2006: Kane vs MVP (Inferno Match)
  23. Bragging Rights 2010: Kane and The Undertaker (Buried Alive Match for the World Heavyweight Title)
  24. SummerSlam 2013: Kane vs Bray Wyatt (Ring of Fire Match)
  25. NXT 04/03/2014: Corey Graves vs Sami Zayn

Full WWE Network Special Events & Start Times For WrestleMania Weekend

WWE Released graphics showcasing the special events on this week leading to WrestleMania 32 on Sunday April 3rd. Below you fill find the start times and dates.