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WWE Superstars
WWESuperstarsNew.jpg
WWE Superstars logo
Format Professional wrestling
Sports entertainment
Created by Vince McMahon
Starring WWE roster
Opening theme "Invincible" by Adelitas Way[1]
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 47 (as of March 11, 2010)
Production
Running time 60 minutes (including commercial breaks)
Broadcast
Original channel WGN America
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run April 16, 2009 – Present
Chronology
Related shows WWE Raw
WWE NXT
WWE SmackDown
External links
Official website

WWE Superstars is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that is currently airing on WGN America in the United States. It debuted on April 16, 2009. The show features WWE talent from both of the current brands: Raw and SmackDown. The show also previously featured talent from the now-defunct ECW brand.[2]

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Show history

On December 19, 2008, WWE and WGN America announced an agreement to create a new weekly, one-hour prime time series entitled WWE Superstars that was to debut in April 2009. The show features stars from both WWE brands. In early 2009, WGN put out a press release hyping the revived series and revealed its new time slot for its debut. Superstars airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. eastern time and at 5 p.m. pacific time.[3] A replay airs at noon on Sunday WGN America. Until early 2010 the replay also aired on WGN-TV however was removed, hence eliminating distribution of the show from the Canadian fanbase.[4] Superstars had its debut show on April 16, 2009. The superstars that usually appear on Superstars don't usually have main storylines at the time.[5]

Production

WWE Superstar's version of the universal WWE HD set used from April 16, 2009 -present.

The theme song for the WWE Superstars is "Invincible" by Adelitas Way.[1] WWE Superstars currently uses the same universal WWE entrance set that has been used for WWE's primary television programs Raw, ECW, and SmackDown, since January 2008.[6][7][8] Although WWE promotes the series as a television program that takes place during one night, in reality, the matches that are set for the event are taped earlier than the broadcast day. These matches are taped during the Raw and SmackDown events on Mondays and Tuesdays, respectively, and are then aired Thursdays during Superstars.[9] As a result, the show features brand-specific commentary throughout the show, as each brand's respective commentators announce the match for their particular show.[10]

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Commentators

Commentary Team Duration
Raw brand
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler April 16, 2009-Present
ECW brand
Josh Mathews and Matt Striker April 16, 2009-October 22, 2009
Josh Mathews and Byron Saxton October 27, 2009-February 11, 2010
SmackDown brand
Todd Grisham and Jim Ross April 16, 2009-October 29, 2009
Todd Grisham and Matt Striker November 5, 2009-Present

Ring announcers

Announcer Duration
Raw brand
Lilian Garcia April 16, 2009-September 24, 2009
Justin Roberts October 1, 2009-Present
ECW brand
Tony Chimel April 30, 2009-September 24, 2009
Lauren Mayhew October 8, 2009-November 19, 2009
Savannah December 17, 2009-February 11, 2010
SmackDown brand
Justin Roberts April 16, 2009-September 14, 2009
Tony Chimel October 1, 2009-Present

Broadcasting

In addition to being broadcast in the United States on WGN America,[3] WWE Superstars is also broadcast internationally.

International broadcasting

Country Network Ref
Australia Fox8 [11][12]
Bulgaria Ring TV [13][14]
Germany DSF [15]
France RTL9 [16][17]
India Ten Sports [18][19]
Italy Sky Sport 2 [20][21]
Malaysia Astro Super Sport [22]
New Zealand The Box [23][24]
Romania Sport.ro [25]
South Africa e.tv [26][27]
United Kingdom & Ireland Sky1, Sky Sports 3 [28]

References

  1. ^ a b "Adelitas Way is the Official song for WWE Superstars! check out our first single Invincible". MySpace. 2009-04-17. http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=407062371&blogId=483699350. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  2. ^ "WWE Superstars official website". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwesuperstars/. Retrieved April 14, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "WWE Television Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/?cid=2009NEWTOPNAV-00. Retrieved April 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "WGN America enters WWE ring with "WWE Superstars"". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-01-05. http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/wgnamericaenterwwering. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  5. ^ Mackinder, Matt. "WWE Superstars: Debut show a dud". SLAM! Sports - Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/04/16/9132521.html. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  6. ^ "WWE Goes HD". WWE. http://corporate.wwe.com/news/2008/2008_01_14.jsp. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  7. ^ WWE: Mediaplayer > WWE goes high-definition with an all new set
  8. ^ Martin, Adam. "Spoilers: Superstars taping for 4/16". WrestleView.com. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2009/1239768490.php. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  9. ^ Caldwell, James (2009-04-16). "Caldwell's WWE Superstars Report 4/16: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of debut edition on WGN". PW Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/TV_Reports_9/article_31447.shtml. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  10. ^ Ross, Jim (2009-04-15). "Draft Thoughts...Another Von Erich to Enter the Ring??...Steamboat to put tights back on?? WGN..". J.R.'s Family Bar-B-Q. http://www.jrsbarbq.com/blog/draft-thoughtsanother-von-erich-enter-ringsteamboat-put-tights-back-wgn. Retrieved 2009-04-18. "All three brands will be featured weekly and each brand's announcers will call their respective bouts." 
  11. ^ "FOX8 Scheduling". FOX8. http://www.fox8.foxtel.com.au/Guide/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  12. ^ "WWE's Australia Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/Australia. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  13. ^ "Bulgarian TV Guide" (in Bulgarian). TV Guide. http://www.tvguide.bg/. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  14. ^ "WWE's Bulgaria Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/Bulgaria. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  15. ^ "WWE's Germany Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/Germany. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  16. ^ "WWE's France Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/France. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  17. ^ "WWE Superstars on the RTL9 Website". RTL9. http://www.rtl9.com/guide-programmes/sport-catch-superstars-193.aspx. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  18. ^ "WWE's India Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/India. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  19. ^ "Ten Sports India Schedule". Ten Sports. http://www.tensports.com/tvschedule/?c=1011. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  20. ^ "WWE's Italy Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/Italy. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  21. ^ "WWE Superstars SKY Italia schedule" (in Italian). http://guidatv.sky.it/guidatv/programma/sport/wrestling/wwe-superstars_76182.shtml. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  22. ^ "WWE's Malaysia Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/Malaysia. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  23. ^ "WWE's New Zealand Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/New%20Zealand. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  24. ^ "WWE Superstars on the BOX". The Box. http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=131&art_id=26940&707_page=4. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  25. ^ "WWE's Romania Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/Romania. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  26. ^ "WWE's South Africa Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/schedules/television/rw/country/South%20Africa. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  27. ^ "WWE Superstars on e.tv". e.tv. http://www.etv.co.za/extended/index/wwe_superstars/. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  28. ^ "Sky agrees new five-year WWE deal". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/news/a189270/sky-agrees-new-five-year-wwe-deal.html. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 

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WWE Superstars
[[File:|275px|The Superstars version of universal WWE entrance set introduced on January 21, 2008 for WWE's high-definition broadcasting debut.]]
The Superstars version of universal WWE entrance set introduced on January 21, 2008 for WWE's high-definition broadcasting debut.
Format Sports entertainment
Professional wrestling
Created by Vince McMahon
Opening theme ""Invincible" by Adelitas Way
Country of origin
No. of episodes 70 (as of August 19, 2010)
Production
Location(s) Varies
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 60 minutes (including commercial breaks)
Broadcast
Original channel WGN America
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run April 16, 2009 – Present
Chronology
Related shows ECW
WWE SmackDown
WWE Raw
External links
Official website

WWE Superstars, is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that features wrestlers from all three brands: Raw, SmackDown! and ECW competing against each other.


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