The following press release was sent out today for the upcoming "WWE Week" on the USA Network, which kicks off next Monday, December 17.
USA DELIVERS FIVE NIGHTS OF ENTERTAINMENT DURING “WWE WEEK”
Get the holidays off to an action-packed start when, during the week of December 17, USA delivers five nights of WWE Superstars and Divas. Watch a preview HERE!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8-11:05pm)
WWE Monday Night Raw kicks off our jam-packed week with the 2012 Slammys live from Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, PA. For the first time, you will determine the winner of each "Slammy." All voting will take place exclusively via the WWE App and WWE's second screen experience, "WWE Active." Who will win Superstar of the Year or Match of the Year? Viewers will witness an unprecedented level of fan interaction to the most watched and longest running regularly scheduled year-round program on basic cable television.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
WWE Smackdown (LIVE) Commercial Free Special (8-10pm) and FAST & FURIOUS (2009) Hosted by Big Show® (10pm-12am)
What’s better than regular episode of Smackdown? A Live Episode of Smackdown. What’s even better than it being live? It’s commercial free! Tune-in and enjoy! It’s USA Network’s gift to you for the holidays. Immediately following, tune-in to FAST & FURIOUS hosted by WWE Superstar Big Show! The 2009 film stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Brian O'Conner (Walker), now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto (Diesel) to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS (9-11pm)
WWE will once again honor the U.S. Armed Forces with its 10th annual holiday special, WWE Tribute to the Troops presented by Slim Jim. WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS has become a holiday tradition and is considered TV’s most patriotic and heartwarming show. The special, filmed at Navy installations in the Norfolk, VA area, will feature performances by Grammy Award-nominated, international superstars Kid Rock and Flo Rida for thousands of military personnel and their families at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. Disney’s The Muppets will also stop by and lend some holiday cheer.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
Burn Notice Guest-starring Big Show (11pm-12am, repeat)
WWE Superstar Big Show goes toe-to-toe with Burn Notice’s tag team of Michael Weston and Sam Axe in USA’s action-packed original series. Only the 7’, 400-pound Big Show could be bigger in real life than a character dreamed up by the talented writers on Burn Notice. Get this—his character description portrays him as a 6’6?, 300-pound “monster of a man who looks like a grizzly bear with a rap sheet as vast as it is troubling.”
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
The Game PLAN (2007) Hosted by CM Punk (8:30-11pm)
WWE Champion CM Punk once again will reign as The Voice of the Voiceless as he hosts The Game PLAN, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Krya Sedgwick, and Madison Pettis. An NFL quarterback (Johnson) living The Bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter (Pettis) from a previous relationship. What will the WWE Champion have to say about The Rock?