Undertaker headlines new WWE/A&E programming slate
WWE and A&E expanded their partnership for 2022 after a successful first run of sports entertainment-themed programming.
In addition to new Biography: WWE Legends episodes, Sunday nights will also feature WWE Rivals, a Freddie Prinze, Jr.-hosted series about great wrestling rivalries, and WWE Smack Talk, an aftershow with Booker T, Peter Rosenberg, and Jackie Redmond.
The trailer for the new run of Biography episodes, which begins with The Undertaker, is above, and each show has an official description in the presser:
WWE is back on A&E!
A&E Network and WWE will bring fans into the ring with 9 weeks of all-new programming featuring intimate looks into the lives and careers of some of WWE's most iconic Legends beginning Sunday, July 10 at 8pm ET/PT.
Season 2 of "Biography: WWE Legends," new series "WWE Rivals," and new after show "WWE Smack Talk" air back-to-back on Sundays, thanks to unprecedented access to WWE's archive.
The premieres are part of an ongoing partnership in which the network has commissioned 130 hours of new, premium WWE-themed series and specials that will air exclusively on A&E platforms and be distributed globally by A+E Networks.
Season Two of "Biography: WWE Legends" premieres on Sunday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Each two-hour episode will tell the intimate, personal stories behind the success of some of WWE's most memorable Legends and events under the award-winning "Biography" banner.
Each episode delves into a different Legend and their enormous impact on the WWE universe and pop culture through rare archival footage and in-depth interviews.
The Undertaker, Goldberg, The Bella Twins, Lex Luger, Edge, Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, D-Generation X, and a look at the iconic first-ever WrestleMania are among the legends featured this season.
Each half-hour after show episode, hosted by WWE Legend Booker T, Hot 97 and ESPN host Peter Rosenberg, and WWE host Jackie Redmond, breaks down the biggest moments from each Sunday's episode of "Biography: WWE Legends" and "WWE Rivals," as well as reveals new information that didn't make the cut.
There's no mention of WWE's Most Wanted Treasures, the AJ "Top Dolla" Francis-hosted memorabilia show that was announced alongside the expanded partnership.
Because WWE is involved in the production, you're getting Vince McMahon's version of wrestling history, which never paints his company in a negative light.
They are, however, extremely well-produced and entertaining.
They were clearly successful enough to warrant all of this new content.