A&E Network & WWE Studios Ink Programming Pact


A&E Network and WWE Studios have teamed up to bring fans an exclusive look behind the curtain with WWE legends through a ten-week programming partnership.

With access to WWE’s archive, the programming block features eight original two-hour documentaries under the Biography banner, showcasing the stories behind such WWE superstars as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Mick Foley and Ultimate Warrior. The specials chronicle the success of these WWE legends and their lasting mark on sports entertainment and popular culture. Each special will air weekly at 8 p.m., beginning Sunday, April 18.

Following at 10 p.m. will be the brand-new series WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures, led by WWE’s Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque. It launches a hunt for some of WWE’s most iconic missing memorabilia, including Kane’s original mask, Ric Flair’s Butterfly Robe, Andy Kaufman’s neck brace, Andre The Giant’s passport and more.

Both the WWE Biography documentaries and WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures are produced by WWE Studios for A&E Network, with A+E Networks holding worldwide distribution rights.

Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive VP and head of programming at A&E Network, said: “For more than two decades, Biography has been the home for premium nonfiction storytelling and we are excited to expand upon that with this all-encompassing partnership with WWE. This one-of-a-kind collaboration gives viewers the ultimate ringside seat as we chronicle the journeys of these cultural icons and the memorabilia that follows.”

Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s chief brand officer, said: “We are thrilled to unveil the stories behind some of the greatest legends and moments in WWE history. Together with A&E, we’ve created an incredible slate of programming steeped in nostalgia that will inspire and entertain audiences worldwide.”