- WWE issued the following today:
WWE® and Foxtel Extend Long-Standing Partnership
SYDNEY & STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (NYSE:WWE) and Foxtel will extend their partnership into its 18th year with a new agreement to broadcast WWE programming live in Australia, including WWE's flagship shows Raw® and SmackDown® as well as WWE pay-per-views, including WrestleMania® and SummerSlam®.
"Foxtel is a long-time, valued partner who shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans," said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. "This agreement allows us to continue showcasing our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment across Australia."
"We are thrilled to extend our long-standing partnership with one of the biggest brands in entertainment," said Stephen Baldwin, Foxtel's Director of Channels. "WWE has such a passionate fan base in Australia, and Foxtel is pleased to bring this popular content to our customers."
Foxtel channel FOX8 televises Raw live at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and SmackDown live at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Fans can order all WWE specials live on Foxtel pay-per-view channel Main Event, including WrestleMania®, SummerSlam®, Survivor Series® and Royal Rumble®. All programs will be available on demand.
- Rusev vs. Randy Orton is now official for SummerSlam. Following Rusev's win over Chad Gable on SmackDown tonight, The Bulgarian Brute cut a promo on how he has no opponent for SummerSlam. Orton then confronted Rusev and ducked an attack before leaving him laying with the RKO. Video from tonight's SmackDown segment between the two can be seen below: