WWE issued the following presser that highlights the next week of free WWE Network programming as a part of WWE trying to drive more people into buying the network. It’s a good idea and has some solid WWE content.
The two top things that stand out to me is Saturday’s night main event being added and a sneak peak to Monday night Wars that will soon be debut on the WWE Network.
I can say honestly that I am marking out right now!
Here is the presser:
Beginning today, WWE Network is offering fans a Free Preview through Monday, July 14 at midnight PT. No payment information will be collected in order to participate in the Free Preview. Fans can visit www.WWE.com/FreePreview to sign up for a WWE.com account and gain access to WWE Network during the Free Preview. WWE.com account holders who have not yet signed up for WWE Network can use their existing login credentials to gain access.
Monday, July 7
Raw Pre-Show – 7:30 p.m. ET
Raw Pre-Show gives fans an inside look at the Monday Night Raw storylines.
Money in the Bank 2014 Special 90-Minute Encore Presentation – 8:00 p.m. ET
The special 90-minute encore presentation includes the traditional Money in the Bank ladder match plus the eight man ladder match for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The Monday Night War SNEAK PEEK – Following Monday Night Raw – Approx. 11 p.m. ET
One night only, WWE Network offers a sneak peek at the new original series, Monday Night War. Coming this August, available only on WWE Network, this 20-episode original series documents the epic television ratings battle between sports entertainment icons Vince McMahon and Ted Turner. On Monday nights in the 1990s, Turner’s World Championship Wrestling and McMahon’s Monday Night Raw aired head-to-head in primetime, defining a power struggle that rewrote the rules of television, and forever changed the face of sports entertainment.
Tuesday, July 8:
WWE Main Event – 8 p.m. ET
Now available only on WWE Network, WWE Main Event features incredible in-ring action from the WWE Superstars and Divas of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown.
WrestleMania Rewind: Breaking the Bank – 9 p.m. ET
The Straight Edge Superstar, CM Punk, has been raging against the system ever since his WWE debut in 2006. Now, see the ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ shatter the glass ceiling in WWE through his performances in not one, but TWO Money-in-the-Bank ladder matches. Relive both high stakes matches from WrestleMania 24 and 25 in the entirety, and witness the rise of the ‘Best in the World,’ CM Punk.
WWE Countdown: Thunderous Returns – 10 p.m. ET
WWE Countdown’s Thunderous Returns takes you back to the top ten returns that are sure to give you goose bumps. From John Cena to the immortal Hulk Hogan, find out which return was voted by the WWE Universe as the most Thunderous of all time!
Wednesday, July 9:
Legends’ House Three Episode Mini Marathon – 8 p.m. ET
These men started the phenomenon known as WrestleMania and now, 30 years later, come together for the ultimate reunion. 8 WWE Legends, all under one roof, where friendships will be tested, rivalries pushed, challenges undertaken, while the laughs and tears flow.
Thursday, July 10:
Total Divas – 8 p.m. ET
Total Divas gives fans an inside look at the electric personalities, unique lifestyles and incomparable in-ring performances that have helped make WWE programming so entertaining. In this episode titled “Planet Funk Is Funked Up,” Trinity and Jon Uso must face-off in the ring; Nikki is upset when Brie wants to move to Phoenix, and JoJo’s boyfriend makes her choose.
WWE NXT – 9 p.m. ET
The future is here. WWE’s hottest up and coming Superstars compete to prove they’ve got what it takes. More than just evolution, it’s a revolution! Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow – this is NXT!
Warrior: The Ultimate Legend – 10 p.m. ET
Charismatic, Loner, Enigma; Warrior has been described many ways, but above them all is Legend. Examine the most outspoken and intense WWE Superstar of all time in this revealing encore presentation of a documentary which examines the life, career and final days of The Ultimate Warrior.
Friday, July 11:
Beyond The Ring: Stone Cold Steve Austin – 8 p.m. ET
He’s one of the most popular Superstars in the history of sports entertainment with a resume that includes six WWE Championship reigns, three Royal Rumble victories, a King of the Ring Championship, and an unprecedented run of raising hell throughout WWE. Stone Cold Steve Austin continues to be both popular and controversial. With his continued movie career, the ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ is still a pop-culture force and there has never been a comprehensive biography done until now.
WrestleMania 13: Austin v. Hart – 10:30 p.m. ET
At WrestleMania 13 in Chicago, Stone Cold Steve Austin would experience a defining moment in his career as he took on Bret “The Hitman” Hart in a submission match. Watch as the rattlesnake goes from defiant villain to valiant hero in the span of one night, in a match that would help shape his career.
Saturday, July 12:
Saturday Night’s Main Event Three Episode Mini Marathon – 8 p.m. ET
From 1985 to 1992, Saturday Night’s Main Event was a late-night staple on NBC and later Fox. WWE fans would scour the television listings each month; making sure they didn’t miss the highly anticipated special that replaced network staple Saturday Night Live on occasion. Relive WWE Superstars squaring off in pay-per-view caliber matches.
8 p.m. ET: May 11, 1985
Hulk Hogan defends the WWE Championship against Bob Orton. What roles will Mr. T and Roddy Piper Play in this match? Iron Sheik and more.
9 p.m. ET: October 5, 1985
Hulk Hogan defends the WWE Title against Nikolai Volkoff in a Flag Match. Paul Orndorff battles Roddy Piper. Andre the Giant and much more.
10 p.m. ET: November 2, 1985
Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant face King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd. Tito Santana vs. Randy Savage. Terry Funk, Roddy Piper, and more.
Sunday, July 13:
WrestleMania 30 Encore Presentation – 8 p.m. ET
WWE descends upon New Orleans with its annual pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 30. Superstars, Divas, and Legends let the good times roll with a celebration thirty years in the making. Featuring Daniel Bryan, John Cena, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H.
Monday, July 14:
WWE Countdown Four Episode Mini Marathon – 8 p.m. ET
WWE Countdown settles the great debates across WWE history. Who was the greatest tag team? Who was the most dangerous Diva? Who had the best catchphrase? The WWE Universe has the final say in this interactive show as their votes determine the rankings of the top 10 moments in each category across this 20-episode series.
8 p.m. ET: Coolest Catchphrases – encore presentation
WWE Countdown’s Coolest Catchphrases tells the story behind the success of the Ten Greatest Catchphrases ever recorded by a WWE Superstar. From Daniel Bryan’s Yes! To Ric Flair’s Woo! Find out which catchphrase was voted in by the WWE Universe as the coolest of all time!
9 p.m. ET: Awesome Entrances – encore presentation
WWE Countdown’s Most Awesome Entrances takes a look at ten of the most Awesome Superstar Entrances ever seen in the history of WWE. From Undertaker’s symbolic slow walk into the arena to the Ultimate Warrior’s mad dash to the ring, find out which Superstar’s Entrance was voted by the WWE Universe as the most awesome of all time!
10 p.m. ET: Biggest Trash Talkers – encore presentation
WWE Countdown’s Biggest Trash Talkers ranks the top ten biggest trash talkers ever to hold a mic in WWE History. From Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts mind games to the in-your-face persona of CM Punk, WWE Countdown’s Biggest Trash Talkers highlights both current and former WWE Superstars to find out who the WWE Universe voted as the Biggest Trash Talker of all Time!
11 p.m. ET: Riveting Rivalries (Sneak peek at Tuesday Night’s episode)
WWE Countdown’s Most Riveting Rivalries takes a look back at ten of the Biggest Rivalries ever to transpire in WWE History. From Undertaker vs. Kane to The Rock vs. John Cena, find out which rivalry was voted by the WWE Universe as the Most Riveting of all time!
New Video on Demand Content:
Saturday Night’s Main Event – The Eighties Part I (13 episodes)
Featuring such memorable moments as Hulk Hogan defending the WWE Title against “Cowboy” Bob Orton, Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana battling “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan squaring off against King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd and Jake “the Snake” Roberts taking on “Macho Man” Randy Savage for the Intercontinental Championship, Mr. T facing off against “Cowboy” Bob Orton in a Boxing Match, and the Hart Foundation squaring off against the British Bulldogs for the WWE Tag Team Championship. Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura.