Growing up, our Saturday mornings were filled with mutated turtles, various incarnations of Spider-Man, the prerequisite allotment of Looney Tunes, and tons of Hulk Hogan! For years, the WWE was a regular part of our balanced Saturday morning TV intake, and now World Wrestling Entertainment is making a comeback with "Saturday Morning Slam", a new half-hour show highlighting the more kid-friendly Superstars and storylines the WWE has to offer! In recent years, it seems that the Saturday morning kids programming has been pushed to the wayside by most TV networks as a whole-- and it's a real shame. Respect goes out to the C.W. for bringing back an entertainment staple in full force, with not just WWE in tow, but also Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, and Justice League Unlimited!
WWE and Saban Brands today announced a new, weekly half-hour show, "WWE Saturday Morning Slam," that will debut on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m.
"WWE Saturday Morning Slam" will be part of the television premiere of Vortexx on The CW, a Saturday morning kids’ television block reaching 110 million television households in the United States. This marks the first time since 2001 WWE will have a program in a kids’ time slot.
"WWE Saturday Morning Slam" packs riveting in-ring action, larger-than-life WWE Superstars and WWE’s entertaining brand extensions into the fastest, most energy-filled half-hour on television. WWE Superstar profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and an exclusive WWE match every week will all combine to make "WWE Saturday Morning Slam" the perfect destination for the youngest viewers in the WWE Universe. The show will also include highlights from WWE's be a STAR anti-bullying campaign and other community initiatives.
“We are extremely excited to partner with WWE to bring their world-class brand of entertainment to Vortexx,” Joel Andryc, Co-President of Vortexx, said. “With a focus on action, adventure and comedy, Vortexx is the perfect home for 'WWE Saturday Morning Slam' and will definitely excite our fans.”
“WWE has a long history on Saturday mornings, and we’re thrilled to make our action-packed return on exx with 'WWE Saturday Morning Slam,' ” Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO, said. “The new program enables us to further engage kids and families, a vital component of WWE’s passionate and multi-generational fanbase."
Also coming to the block, which airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon, will be marquee titles including "Justice League Unlimited," "Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy" and "Iron Man: Armored Adventures." Vortexx will feature many iconic franchises available to viewers in one place for the first time.
For more info on "Saturday Morning Slam" and all of WWE's other submission-filled programming, like this weekend's SummerSlam Pay-Per-View, be sure to check out WWE.com!
*All photos courtesy of WWE.com
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