Just when you thought that Pinoy fan’s Sundays are already action-packed with double-headers courtesy of hardcourt intense play courtesy of our PBA heroes, more flying maneuvers and swinging elbows will be seen starting on April 30 as WWE (NYSE: WWE) and TV5 today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship program SmackDown® in the Philippines.
Every week, TV5 will televise a one-hour edition of SmackDown on Sundays at 3PM. Fans will be able to follow their favorite WWE Superstars on SmackDown, including AJ Styles™, The New Day™, Randy Orton™, Charlotte Flair™, Shinsuke Nakamura™, Kevin Owens™ and Naomi™. In addition to the broadcast on TV5, SmackDown will be simulcast online at TV5.com.ph and Sports.tv5.com.ph.
Chris Walsh, General Manager of WWE Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., personally visited the country and made millions of Pinoy wrestling fans something to smile about every weekend. He echoed what Ed Walsh, WWE Executive Vice President, International, said about WWE’s engagement with the Kapatid network. He said, “This new partnership to televise SmackDown showcases the continuing global growth of WWE while creating a destination for WWE fans in the Philippines to enjoy our unique blend of action-packed, family fun entertainment.”
TV5 President Chot Reyes added: “In the industry of sports entertainment, WWE is second to none. It’s a proven, successful, model organization and an esteemed, iconic brand. We at TV5 are honored and excited to be the platform that delivers the WWE to the free TV audience.”
So don’t dare to forget! It’s WWEs body slammin’ brand of entertainment at 3:00 pm every Sunday at TV5!