WWE Network programming lineup revealed
WWE today unveiled the WWE Network programming lineup which kicks off on Monday, February 24, at 9PM EST.
The first live show on the Network will be the RAW pre-show starting at 7:30PM EST on launch day, followed by a post-RAW show titled RAW Backstage Pass at 11:05PM EST. These will be weekly shows.
Smackdown will also get the same treatment, with a 30 minute pre-show starting Friday, February 28 at 7:30PM EST and then the Smackdown Backstage Pass follows at 10PM EST after Smackdown is over.
WrestleMania Rewind will premiere on Tuesday, February 25 at 9PM EST followed by WWE Countdown at 10PM EST. These will also be weekly shows.
A one hour special titled This Is NXT premieres on launch day at 11AM EST, giving everyone a behind-the-scenes look at the next generation of WWE Superstars and Divas. This will serve as preview for the first ever live in-ring event on the WWE Network, the NXT ArRival, airing live on Thursday, February 27 at 8PM EST. Before ArRival kicks off, a 30 minute pre-show will air live. NXT will also have a weekly show every Thursday at 9PM EST starting on March 6, at 9PM EST.
WWE Superstars will be airing on the WWE Network starting February 27 at 10PM EST with a new show every Thursday and another new show titled Beyond The Ring, featuring action from WWE, WCW, AWA, and ECW kicks off on Saturday, March 1 at 8PM EST.
Rounding up the new shows are Best of RAW and Best of Smackdown, with Best of RAW starting on Thursday, February 27 at 4:30PM EST and Best of Smackdown kicking off on Saturday, March 1 at 1PM EST.
The WWE Legends House premieres on Thursday, April 10 at 8PM EST and will air every Thursday. Legends House has Superstars such as Roddy Piper, Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, Tony Atlas, and others living in a house together.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air in full on the Network on Saturday, April 5 at 9PM EST followed by the first ever pay-per-view on the Network, WrestleMania XXX, on Sunday, April 6 at 7PM EST.