FOX Sports delivers slate of WWE content
April 3, 2020
By Nik Roseveare
FOX Sports has teamed up with WWE to offer a new slate of action-packed programming to viewers, including the network’s first-ever pay-per-view presentation of Wrestlemania in the US. Wrestlemania, hosted by FOX Sports’ very own Rob Gronkowski, will be held as a two-night event for the first-time ever on April 4 and April 5th
FOX Sports will present 22 hours of WWE content to air on Tuesday nights this spring, beginning with Royal Rumble 2020; editions of Wrestlemania 31, Wrestlemania 33 and Wrestlemania 34, in addition to other specials from the “WWE 24” and “Ruthless Aggression” series. Content also includes WWE’s brand-new series titled “Best Of WWE” featuring “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Triple H, John Cena, Charlotte Flair, Ric Flair, Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch, Shawn Michaels, Roman Reigns and The Undertaker.
“We’re pleased to offer this new slate of WWE programming for viewers during these challenging times,” said Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports. “We hope this lineup of sports entertainment programming serves as a much-needed relief for fans. We appreciate the hard work and creativity of the teams on both sides of our long-term partnership with WWE.”
“Six months after our historic partnership brought Smackdown to its new home on FOX, we are thrilled to deliver even more premium programming, including Wrestlemania, across the entire FOX Sports portfolio,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “In partnership with FOX Sports, it’s a privilege to be able to entertain our fans each week and put smiles on their faces particularly during a time when they need it the most.”
A full programming schedule including all events and specials will follow at a later date.
Finally, television’s only WWE-focused studio show, WWE Backstage, returns to FS1 in a modified remote format tonight at 11:00 PM ET on FS1. Host Renee Young and analysts Booker T, Mark Henry and Paige join from their homes to discuss the latest news and make their predictions ahead of Wrestlemania.