​Press Release – ‘WWE Week’ Set For The USA Network – A LIVE WWE SmackDown Broadcast Set

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WWE announced today, via press release, that starting on December 15th it
will be WWE Week on the USA Network. Programming that week will include Monday
Night RAW on the 15th, a live edition of WWE SmackDown on the 16th and the debut
airing of the WWE Tribute to the Troops special on the 17th. Here is the full
announcement…

“WWE WEEK” ON USA NETWORK KICKS OFF DECEMBER
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NEW YORK and STAMFORD, Conn., – November 17, 2014 – USA
Network and WWE will kick off the holiday season with an action-packed “WWE
Week” beginning December 15 with MONDAY NIGHT RAW®, followed by a live
SMACKDOWN® and a two-hour TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS® special, along with a week-long
daytime roadblock featuring interviews with the WWE Superstars and
Divas.

Both RAW and SMACKDOWN feature a star-studded cast of WWE
Superstars and Divas, and deliver a shot of adrenaline to viewers with
over-the-top action, feats of athleticism and high octane-drama.


On
Monday, December 15 from 8-11pm ET, USA will air MONDAY NIGHT RAW, live from
Detroit, Michigan. On Tuesday, December 16 from 8-10pm ET, USA will also air
SMACKDOWN live from Grand Rapids, Michigan.


On Wednesday, December 17
from 8-10pm ET, USA will air one of the most patriotic and heartwarming shows of
the holiday season, WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS. In the tradition of Bob Hope, WWE
brings together the best of sports entertainment and pop culture with celebrity
appearances and performances from music’s most popular acts for our servicemen
and women to honor their commitment and dedication to our country. The 12th
annual holiday special will also re-air as a one hour special on NBC on
Saturday, December 27 from 8-9pm ET.

WWE also takes over USA DAYTIME from
11am-3pm Monday, December 15 – Friday, December 19, as host Cat Greenleaf
interviews WWE Superstars and Divas, on her iconic stoop, including The Miz®,
Big Show®, Titus O’Neil™ and Brie Bella™, as well as Chief Brand Officer,
Stephanie McMahon.

MONDAY NIGHT RAW on USA is the most-watched, regularly
scheduled, year-round program on cable, airing a live three-hour block every
Monday night, 52 weeks a year. RAW has been a cable mainstay for more than 20
years and is consistently a top ten show on television. The three-hour block on
USA averages 2.12MM P18-49, 2.18MM P25-54 and 4.73MM total viewers P2+. RAW and
SMACKDOWN have reached 53.1MM total viewers P2+ 2014 to-date.

Follow the
social conversation with #TROOPS on @WWE @TRIBUTETOTROOPS @USA_NETWORK 


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