WWE Announces New TV Series Called "Main Event" On ION Television Beginning October 3, 2012

- WWE issued the following press release today:

STAMFORD, Conn., Jun 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WWE and ION Television today announced a new weekly one-hour original series airing on Wednesday nights at 8/7C. WWE Main Event will debut on October 3, 2012, and feature WWE Superstars and Divas from the rosters of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. The new show will be available in 100 million U.S. television households on ION Television, a top-rated general entertainment network that features a broad mix of critically acclaimed series, movies and original programming.

"ION Television is delighted to begin a new partnership with such a successful and well-recognized franchise as WWE," said Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. "As a general entertainment network with a solid foundation, WWE Main Event is a great addition to our lineup that features something for everyone. We look forward to introducing our ION audience to all of the excitement and drama WWE has to offer as well as welcoming a passionate new fan base to the network."

"WWE looks forward to this new partnership with ION Television," said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO. "We are excited about producing this new television show, WWE Main Event, and bringing our fans to ION Television every Wednesday."

WWE Main Event will feature in-ring action and fit seamlessly in storylines from Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown, making Wednesday night appointment viewing for fans. The new series will offer a big arena experience with live audiences like current WWE weekly programs.

  • LeeMc

    isnt that just superstars with a new name?

    • christopher525

      Ok, good, I wasn't the only one who was thinking that then.

    • Blazeking

      Seems like everybody here forgot about Heat/Velocity….. They're recreating those two all over because they realized how stupid it was to get rid of those shows in the first place. Now, how about we cut that extra hour from Raw? I'm already burned out from it and I'm not even in the ring wrestling!

  • Tom

    I bet it will be called WWE Superstars and it will feature talent that is almost always on RAW like Zack Ryder… I'm all for more WWE in a week but, seriously, they need to find a way to manage the time they do have without stacking the deck more.

    TV Production staff must really need more to do :p


    This could be the "clearance" or "new tv deals" Vince spoke about in a recent conference call.

  • Patrick_Peralta

    I have the Ion channel so can't wait to see the new show.

  • So instead of putting New NXT on ION, they are going with a WWE Superstars like show? I rather see WWE NXT than WWE Main Event but hey, I watch both NXT and Superstars today so I'll be watching either way.

  • Ken

    Presumbly the questionable website I watch Raw, Smackdown, NXT, Impact, &c through will upload this show also.