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WWE Announce New Programming On A&E

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The partnership between WWE and A&E looks set to continue with the companies announcing new programming, including new episodes of the popular Biography series.

WWE and the A&E Network have been working together for some time with an eight-part Biography series cataloging the lives and careers of some of wrestling’s best-known personalities the opening gambit in a growing relationship.

Now the two companies have announced new episodes of the Biography series are to air beginning on Sunday, July 10th. The press release touts episodes of Biography: WWE Legends will focus on subjects such as The Undertaker, The Bella Twins, WrestleMania 1, Goldberg, and Rey Mysterio.

Two new shows will also be produced as part of a Sunday night programming block on the network with Freddie Prinze Jr. fronting WWE Rivals while Booker T will be part of a broadcasting line-up alongside Peter Rosenberg and Jacki Redmond that will front WWE Smack Talk.

Details from the press release including more information on the new shows can be found below:

New York, NY –June 1, 2022 – WWE on A&E is back! Starting Sunday, July 10 at 8pm ET/PT, A&E Network and WWE are bringing fans into the ring with 9 weeks of all-new programming featuring intimate looks into the lives and careers of some of WWE’s most iconic Legends.

With unprecedented access to WWE’s archive, season 2 of “Biography: WWE Legends,” new series “WWE Rivals,” and new after show “WWE Smack Talk” air back-to-back each Sunday. The premieres are part of an ongoing partnership featuring 130 hours of new, premium WWE-themed series and specials commissioned by the network to air exclusively on A&E platforms and to be distributed worldwide by A+E Networks.

“Biography: WWE Legends” – Season Two Premieres Sunday, July 10 at 8pm ET/PT

Under the award-winning “Biography” banner, each two-hour episode will tell the intimate, personal stories behind the success of some of WWE’s most memorable Legends and events. Through rare archival footage and in-depth interviews, each episode explores a different Legend and their immense impact in the WWE universe and on pop culture. Legends featured this season include The Undertaker, Goldberg, The Bella Twins, Lex Luger, Edge, Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, D-Generation X and a look at the iconic first-ever WrestleMania.

“WWE Rivals” – New Series Premieres Sunday, July 10 at 10pm ET/PT

Actor and former writer Freddie Prinze Jr. leads a roundtable discussion of luminaries to delve into the storylines and dynamic characters behind the epic battles that built the WWE. Each one-hour episode features archival footage from WWE’s library as well as interviews with the Legends involved and the Superstars that watched these rivalries unfold. Rivalries featured this season include “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. The Rock, Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker vs. Kane, John Cena vs. Edge and the “Monday Night Wars.”

“WWE Smack Talk” – New Series Premieres Sunday, July 10 at 11pm ET/PT

Featuring Booker T, Hot 97 and ESPN host Peter Rosenberg and WWE host Jackie Redmond, each half-hour after show episode breaks down the biggest moments from each Sunday’s episode of “Biography: WWE Legends” and “WWE Rivals” as well as reveals new information that didn’t make the cut. Along the way, Booker, Peter and Jackie will welcome WWE Legends, current Superstars and other celebrity guests to further discuss the night’s events.