WWE issued the following press release to promote WWE Holiday Week on USA Network.
USA Network will continue its December holiday celebration with WWE® HOLIDAY WEEK, beginningMonday, December 11. In addition to the regularly scheduled MONDAY NIGHT RAW® and SMACKDOWN LIVE®, USA will also feature NXT® for the first time ever on its air, as well as the 15thannual WWE® TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS celebration – a special honoring our servicemen and women and celebrating their dedication and commitment to our country.
USA Network’s WWE® HOLIDAY WEEK will include:
Monday, December 11
- Emanating live for three hours at 8/7c from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, MONDAY NIGHT RAW® features WWE® Superstars Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Samoa Joe and more.
Tuesday, December 12
- Emanating live for two hours at 8/7c from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, SMACKDOWN LIVE® features WWE® Superstars AJ Styles, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, The New Day, Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton and more.
Wednesday, December 13
- Emanating from Full Sail University in Orlando at 7/6c, for the first time ever, USA Network will air a one-hour NXT® special featuring NXT® Superstars Andrade “Cien” Almas, Ember Moon, Adam Cole, Aleister Black and more.
Thursday, December 14
- At 8/7c, WWE® and USA Network will celebrate our nation’s heroes with the two-hour TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS celebration, taking place at the Naval Base San Diego.
- Immediately following at 10/9c, USA Network’s epic 1930s saga DAMNATION will premiere an all-new episode guest starring WWE® Superstar Harper.
Saturday, December 16
- The week concludes with an airing of WWE® Legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” at 6:30/5:30c. Johnson plays Hank Parsons, who partners with his stepson Sean (Josh Hutcherson) on a mission to find Sean’s grandfather (Michael Caine), who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Powell’s POV: WWE still hasn’t provided many details about the NXT show that will air on USA Network. It will be interesting to see if the NXT television show airs in its usual slot on WWE Network, as the one-hour show on USA Network would be a nice lead in. The WWE Tribute to the Troops special is being taped today.