WWE Releases Statement on SNME Back On NBC

Patrick Boucher

World Wrestling Entertainment released the following press release this morning regarding Saturday Night Main Event coming back to NBC Late Night:

â<80>~Saturday Nightâ<80><99>s Main Event┢â<80> Takes Over SNL Timeslot Saturday, June 2nd

NEW YORK â<80>” May 28, 2007 â<80>” World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE) heats up NBC’s late night summer schedule as “Saturday Night’s Main Event” returns for a special presentation on Saturday, June 2nd, from 11:30 p.m. â<80>” 1:00 am ET/PT for one of the biggest, strongest, strangest, smallest 90-minute extravaganzas ever seen on broadcast television.

Key matches include:

· WWE Champion John Cena® and the 7-foot, 3-inch 420-pound titan The Great KhaliTM squaring off in a prelude to the highly anticipated rematch for the WWE Championship at the “One Night StandTM” pay-per-view on Sunday, June 3rd.

· BatistaTM and Chris Benoit® battle World Heavyweight Champion Edge® and United States Champion MVPTM in anticipation of title match showdowns at “One Night Stand.”

· The WWE’s strangest and smallest going head-to-head in a match that can only be seen to be believed

“Saturday Night’s Main Event” debuted on NBC in late night as a replacement for “Saturday Night Live” repeats in 1985, and originally ran through 1992. The groundbreaking program brought professional wrestling to broadcast television for the first time and set off two decades of success on broadcast and cable, including ratings titan “Monday Night RAW®” on USA Network. The televised wrestling rumbles also launched a galaxy of multi-talented Superstars that crossed over from the ring to countless areas of American entertainment, such as Hulk Hogan, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, The Honky Tonk Man and King Kong Bundy.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

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