Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) on Thursday announced the launch of a new primetime programming slot, ‘WWE Blockbusters @ 8pm, exclusively on SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 3 channels.
WWE Blockbusters will celebrate some of the most iconic matches in WWE history, honouring WWE Legends and showcasing the current WWE Superstars representing flagship brands – RAW, SmackDown and NXT.
Airing seven days a week, the program will showcase the best of classic and current in-ring action invoking a sense of nostalgia and anticipation among fans of all ages through iconic moments throughout WWE history.
WWE Blockbusters will feature action-packed programming from WWE’s archives including countdown shows, WWE Network Originals and documentaries; and will feature WWE Legends including Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, The Rock, The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Triple H and many more.
The program will celebrate a WWE Legend each month with a dedicated segment showcasing their storied career, airing every Sunday, titled ‘WWE Legend of the Month’. The segment launches with The Rock as April’s ‘WWE Legend of the Month’ followed by The Undertaker, ‘WWE Legend of the Month’ in May.
It will also feature WWE Superstars from today with the best matches from RAW, SmackDown and NXT.
Rajesh Kaul, Head – Sports and Chief Revenue Officer – Distribution, Sony Pictures Networks India, said: “Apart from the weekly live events, the new expanded five-year deal with WWE, for the first time, gives Sony Sports access to WWE’s extensive video library which includes best of classic action, iconic matches in WWE History, interviews with WWE legends, behind the scenes action and more. WWE has a dedicated fan base and is one of the most watched properties in India.”
“I am glad that the passionate fans of WWE in India can watch all the superstars like John Cena, The Rock and The Undertaker amongst others on our network.”