Thursday, December 20, 2018

Promo For Tonight's WWE Tribute to the Troops, WWE Extends Television Partnership In Japan

Promo For Tonight's WWE Tribute to the Troops, WWE Extends Television Partnership In Japan
- The 16th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops will air tonight at 9pm ET on the USA Network. TV star Jon Stewart will appear while country music artist Morgan Wallen will perform.

Matches set to air include: WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins and AJ Styles, Natalya and RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Here is a promo for the show.



- WWE announced today that they will extend their partnership with J SPORTS with a new agreement to broadcast RAW and SmackDown Live in Japan. Beginning Tuesday, January 1, 2019, J SPORTS 4 will air Raw live at 10 a.m. JST on Tuesdays and SmackDown live at 10 a.m. JST on Wednesdays.

Below is the full press release:
WWE and J SPORTS Extend Long-Standing Partnership in Japan

TOKYO & STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (NYSE: WWE) and J SPORTS will extend their partnership into its 22nd year with a new agreement to broadcast WWE's flagship shows Raw® and SmackDown® live in Japan. Beginning Tuesday, January 1, 2019, J SPORTS 4 will air Raw live at 10 a.m. JST on Tuesdays and SmackDown live at 10 a.m. JST on Wednesdays.

Additionally, beginning Monday, January 7, 2019, J SPORTS 3 will air a one-hour version of Raw at 10 p.m. on Mondays and a one-hour version of SmackDown at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays. Fans can also order all of WWE's monthly specials, including WrestleMania®, SummerSlam®,Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble® on J SPORTS On Demand with Japanese subtitles.

"We are thrilled to extend our relationship with J SPORTS and air Raw and SmackDown live in Japan," said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. "This partnership allows us to continue showcasing our unique blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment to fans across the country."

"It has been more than 20 years since J SPORTS and WWE tapped into a partnership to broadcast WWE programming," said Shin Kinos--ta, President, J SPORTS. "We are pleased to extend our partnership to broadcast WWE programming live, and add WWE's monthly specials to the programming lineup for all WWE fans in Japan to enjoy."


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