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WWE Week in December featuring Santa’s Little Helper, Slammy Awards, Tribute to the Troops

WWE Superstar John Cena visits with U.S. troops during WWE’s Tribute to the Troops, broadcast . WWE is very supportive of the U.S. armed forces including doing a special annual holiday show for the troops at one of the military bases. This year’s event emanates from (Florida) Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, and WWE welcomes military personnel and their families stationed at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Naval Station Mayport and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
WWE Superstar John Cena visits with U.S. troops during WWE’s Tribute to the Troops, broadcast . WWE is very supportive of the U.S. armed forces including doing a special annual holiday show for the troops at one of the military bases. This year’s event emanates from (Florida) Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, and WWE welcomes military personnel and their families stationed at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Naval Station Mayport and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. Photo Courtesy WWE

USA Network and WWE will kick off the holiday season with an action-packed “WWE Week.”

The week begins Sunday, Dec. 20 with SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER, followed by MONDAY NIGHT RAW; the 2015 WWE SLAMMY AWARDS on Monday, Dec. 21; a live SMACKDOWN on Tuesday, Dec. 22; and a two-hour WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS special on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The week will also include a daytime roadblock featuring interviews with WWE Superstars and Divas.

On Sunday, Dec. 20 from 8-10 p.m. ET, USA Network will air SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER, an original comedy from WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox. The film follows a fast-talking businessman who is given the opportunity of a lifetime to become Santa Claus’ second-in-command. SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER is directed by Gil Junger and produced by Richard Lowell and features WWE Superstar The Miz, WWE Diva Paige, AnnaLynne McCord (“90210,” “American Heiress”) and Eric Keenleyside (“Godzilla,” “The Interpreter”).

On Monday, Dec. 21 from 8-11 p.m. ET, USA Network will air MONDAY NIGHT RAW, live from Minneapolis, Minn., featuring the annual fan-voted SLAMMY AWARDS, the WWE’s biggest awards event of the year, honoring the best of the year with its own golden statue.

On Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 8-10 p.m. ET, USA Network will air SMACKDOWN live from Des Moines, Iowa. RAW and SMACKDOWN will showcase a star-studded cast of WWE Superstars and Divas and deliver a shot of adrenaline to viewers with over-the-top action, feats of athleticism and high-octane drama.

On Wednesday, Dec. 23, from 8-10 p.m. ET, USA Network will air the 13th annual holiday special WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS. In the tradition of Bob Hope, WWE brings together the best of sports entertainment and pop culture with celebrity appearances and performances from music’s most popular acts -- performed for our servicemen and women, to honor their commitment and dedication to our country. This year, Grammy Award-winning rock band Train will perform.

WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS has become a holiday tradition and is considered TV’s most patriotic and heartwarming show of the year. It will chronicle WWE’s visit to Florida’s Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena for military personnel and their families stationed at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Naval Station Mayport and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. While in town, WWE Superstars and Divas will spend the day giving back to those who serve and their families with visits to each base, a Be a STAR anti-bullying rally and military outreach.

WWE also takes over USA DAYTIME from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 - Friday, Dec. 25, as host Cat Greenleaf conducts interviews from her iconic stoop with WWE Superstars and Divas.

MONDAY NIGHT RAW on USA Network is the most-watched, regularly scheduled, year-round program on cable, with a live three-hour block every Monday night, 52 weeks a year. RAW has been a cable mainstay for more than 20 years and is consistently a Top 10 show on television. The three-hour block on USA averages 1.9MM P18-49, 2.0MM P25-54 and 4.3MM total viewers P2+.

RAW and SMACKDOWN have reached 48.2 Million viewers in 2015.

With more than 800 original episodes, SMACKDOWN is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind MONDAY NIGHT RAW. In the past 15 years, SMACKDOWN has been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities, in seven different countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Japan, Italy and Mexico.

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- About USA Network

USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events.

A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.

- About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms.

WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 170 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at

wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

For information on its global activities, go to

http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

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