They already have some Premier League football and Frank Warren boxing, now BT Sports have secured the popular WWE Raw and Smackdown shows in the UK
WWE (NYSE: WWE) and BT Sport today announced that NXT will air live in the UK and Ireland for the first time on BT Sport starting this Thursday, January 2 at 1am. NXT’s two-hour weekly show joins Raw and SmackDown on BT Sport, the exclusive live broadcaster of WWE’s flagship programming in the UK and Ireland beginning tomorrow, January 1, 2020.
NXT UK will also air on BT Sport for the first time on British television. The weekly one-hour series showcases the brightest stars of NXT’s UK division*.
A special WWE programming block will air on BT Sport 1 on New Year’s Day including:
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming WWE to its new home, BT Sport. WWE is something that many of us have grown up with and we look forward to bringing the best of BT Sport to WWE, offering UK fans more access and more content than ever before.”
Exclusive live coverage of SmackDown, which recently featured boxer Tyson Fury, will begin at 1am on Saturday, January 4 and Raw at 1am on Tuesday, January 7 on BT Sport 1. BT Sport will show primetime, same day repeats of SmackDown, Raw and NXT. In addition, BT Sport will ensure that fans don’t miss a single minute of the entertainment, with customers able to catch up on all the overnight action whenever and wherever they like via the BT Sport App on mobile.
WWE fans who sign up to select BT Superfast Fibre and BT Sport bundles (exclusively online) between Friday, January 10 and Monday, January 27 will receive a WWE Championship Commemorative Title Belt worth up to £180 RRP (while Title Belt stocks last).
All monthly WWE pay-per-view events will also be available on BT Sport Box Office on BT TV, Sky and Virgin.