By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE issued the following press release to announce Steve Austin’s “The Broken Skull Sessions” as a new WWE Network series.
STAMFORD, CONN. , November 11, 2019 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced its new monthly series, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions, will begin streaming on WWE Network immediately following Survivor Series® on Sunday, November 24 at approximately 11 pm ET. Hosted and produced by WWE® Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, the series will feature no-holds barred, one-on-one conversations with the biggest names in WWE history, including Legends, Superstars and celebrity guests.
For the premiere episode, Austin welcomes The Undertaker® (Mark Calaway) for a rare, long-form interview with one of the most prolific and enduring Superstars of all time. Each episode of The Broken Skull Sessions features Austin pulling no punches as he evokes the human side of his highly-accomplished guests through engaging, casual interviews.
“We are thrilled to be launching this series which further bolsters our lineup of premium, original content on WWE Network,” said Jayar Donlan, WWE Executive Vice President, Advanced Media. “’Stone Cold’ Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions will give fans unprecedented access to Stone Cold and an authentic look at the lives and careers of the most iconic names in WWE history.”
“I’ve raised hell all over the world inside the ring while with WWE. Now with The Broken Skull Sessions I get to raise hell outside the ring, shooting the breeze with Superstars from the world of sports entertainment,” said Austin.
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions joins WWE Network’s lineup of must-see original programming including WWE: 24®, WWE Untold® and WWE Chronicle®. WWE Network is WWE’s award-winning digital streaming service featuring every live WWE pay-per-view, original programming and 11,000 hours of video on demand. Available anywhere, anytime and on any device, WWE Network can be accessed on TVs, gaming consoles, mobile phones, tablets and computers. Fans can sign up for a free one-month trial at WWENetwork.com.
Click here to view a preview of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions.
Powell’s POV: The Undertaker interview should be interesting. I’m not sure why WWE stopped having Austin hosts “podcasts” on WWE Network, but it’s good to see him back in what seems to be a similar concept. The strategy of premiering the show after Survivor Series is logical in terms of having it stream right after an event that is sure to draw the network’s biggest audience for the month.
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