Airdate: WWE Afterburn. Bumped: Gilmore Girls

Nine has picked up the rights to wrestling’s WWE Afterburn, which will combine highlights from WWE shows.

Hosted by Josh Mathews (Smackdown, pictured) it will feature matches and interviews in a Sunday afternoon timeslot. Other WWE programmes already screen in Australia on FOX8.

The show kicks off at 1:30pm Sunday June 15 on GTV9, STW and NWS. On TCN and QTQ it will be 3pm.

Gilmore Girls moves back to 2pm on TCN and QTQ.

Press Release:

Channel Nine today announced an exclusive free-to-air-television deal with World Wrestling Entertainment®, giving the network the rights to show WWE Afterburn, one of the most popular international programs of the sports entertainment genre.

WWE Afterburn will screen on Sunday afternoons at 1:30pm starting Sunday, June 15.

WWE Afterburn, features the best matches and interviews of the week from WWE SmackDown®, in an action-packed one-hour show guaranteed to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Hosted by Josh Mathews, WWE Afterburn provides all the best from the week’s matches and features the greatest moments from favourite WWE Superstars including Batista™, Big Show™,

Edge™, Finlay™, The Great Khali™, Hornswoggle™, Michelle McCool™, Rey Mysterio® and Undertaker®.

“This exclusive deal with WWE is a great acquisition for Nine which sits well with our audience. It will attract a large number of young males and WWE fans to the network,” said Les Sampson,

Nine’s Director of Acquisitions. “We are excited to bring this phenomenally popular international entertainment brand to Australian viewers.”

Jonathan Sully, President WWE Asia Pacific, said; “Our partnership with Nine will allow WWE to reach an extended television audience to the benefit of our fans and business partners. We appreciate Nine’s support, and view it as confirmation of the growing strength of the WWE brand in Australia .”

WWE Afterburn premieres on Channel Nine on Sunday June 15, at 1:30pm. (3pm NSW, Qld)

8 Comments:

  1. NOT AGAIN!

    and what happens to Everwood, as much as I love the girls I’ve seen the entire series but still hanging out for Everwood which you can’t get on DVD.

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