Originally written on Wrestling Truth  |  Last updated 10/29/14
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- ION TELEVISION DEBUTS WWE MAIN EVENT

STAMFORD, Conn., June 25, 2012 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and ION Television today announced a new weekly one-hour original series airing on Wednesday nights at 8/7C. WWE Main Event will debut on October 3, 2012, and feature WWE Superstars and Divas from the rosters of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. The new show will be available in 100 million U.S. television households on ION Television, a top-rated general entertainment network that features a broad mix of critically acclaimed series, movies and original programming.

“ION Television is delighted to begin a new partnership with such a successful and well-recognized franchise as WWE,” said Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. “As a general entertainment network with a solid foundation, WWE Main Event is a great addition to our lineup that features something for everyone. We look forward to introducing our ION audience to all of the excitement and drama WWE has to offer as well as welcoming a passionate new fan base to the network.”

“WWE looks forward to this new partnership with ION Television,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO. “We are excited about producing this new television show, WWE Main Event, and bringing our fans to ION Television every Wednesday.”

WWE Main Event will feature in-ring action and fit seamlessly in storylines from Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown, making Wednesday night appointment viewing for fans. The new series will offer a big arena experience with live audiences like current WWE weekly programs.

[It probably makes business sense, but as a long time fan, WWE just has far too much programming. With the WWE Network on the horizon, there's no way anybody can watch all of WWE's output].
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- The Rock Vs. John Cena – Once In A Lifetime DVD has been set for a September 11th release. It features the documentary that aired on TV, with added matches, segments and interviews.
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- From Jerry Lawler’s Twitter:

In Ft Wayne for Monday Night Raw tonight then, tomorrow night At Smackdown in Evansville, IN I have a match against Michael Cole! Can’t wait.

The match will air on Friday.

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