Afterburn is a World Wrestling Entertainment syndicated
television show which recaps events taking place
on SmackDown! Along with WWE Bottom Line it replaced
the WWE's previous syndicated highlight show Superstars.
Nine today announced an exclusive free-to-air-television
deal with World Wrestling Entertainment®,
giving the network the rights to show WWE Afterburn,
one of the most popular international programs
of the sports entertainment genre.
WWE Afterburn will screen on Sunday afternoons
at 1:30pm starting Sunday, June 15.
WWE Afterburn, features the best matches and interviews
of the week from WWE SmackDown®, in an action-packed
one-hour show guaranteed to keep viewers on the
edge of their seats.
Hosted by Josh Mathews, WWE Afterburn provides
all the best from the week’s matches and
features the greatest moments from favourite WWE
Superstars including Batista™, Big Show™,
Edge™, Finlay™, The Great Khali™,
Hornswoggle™, Michelle McCool™, Rey
Mysterio® and Undertaker®.
“This exclusive deal with WWE is a great
acquisition for Nine which sits well with our
audience. It will attract a large number of young
males and WWE fans to the network,” said
Les Sampson, Nine’s Director of Acquisitions.
“We are excited to bring this phenomenally
popular international entertainment brand to Australian
Jonathan Sully, President WWE Asia Pacific, said;
"Our partnership with Nine will allow WWE
to reach an extended television audience to the
benefit of our fans and business partners. We
appreciate Nine’s support, and view it as
confirmation of the growing strength of the WWE
brand in Australia.”
WWE Afterburn premieres on Channel Nine on Sunday
June 15, at 1:30pm