WWE and Foxtel will extend their partnership into its 19th year with a new agreement to broadcast WWE programming live in Australia, including flagship shows Raw® and SmackDown®, as well as WWE’s live pay-per-view events.
WWE is now primetime on FOX8
Foxtel’s FOX8 will continue to air Raw live at 10.00am EST on Tuesdays and SmackDown live at 10.00am EST on Wednesdays. For the first time, FOX8 will re-air Raw on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm EST and SmackDown on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm EST, and FOX Sports will air one-hour versions of Raw and SmackDown in primetime each week. Both shows will be available On Demand following their broadcast.
“We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with one of the biggest brands in entertainment, and increase our WWE offering across both our linear channels and On Demand,” said Stephen Baldwin, Director of Foxtel Networks and On Demand. “WWE has such a passionate fan base in Australia, and Foxtel is pleased to be able to continue bringing this popular content to our customers.”
“Foxtel is a long-time, valued partner who shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. “This agreement allows us to continue showcasing our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment across Australia.”
Fans can also order all of WWE’s live special events on Foxtel pay-per-view channel Main Event, including WrestleMania®, SummerSlam®, Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble®. Additionally, new this year are WWE weekly highlight shows Afterburn® and Bottom Line®, which will be available On Demand on Foxtel Now.
WWE will return to Australia with WWE Super Show-Down, a historic event taking place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday, October 6, 2018, featuring the largest roster of WWE Superstars and Legends ever to appear in the country. Headlining will be John Cena and Ronda Rousey, while Triple H will face The Undertaker for what WWE says will be the final time ever. A crowd of over 100,000 is expected at the event, which will also feature Shawn Michaels, The Big Show and Kurt Angle as well as Australian women’s tag team Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. Tickets are sale now via ticketek.com.au. Watch on Main Event Saturday, October 6 from 7pm – order info here.