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WWE unveils full programming lineup for WWE Network

WWE unveiled the programming lineup for the WWE Network Wednesday, which is scheduled to launch at 9 a.m. Feb. 24.

WWE unveils full programming lineup for WWE Network

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This graphic released by the WWE shows the logo for the new WWE network. The WWE Network launches Feb. 24, 2014 as a streaming service for $9.99 per month with a six-month commitment and will include all 12 pay-per-view events. (AP Photo/WWE)
This graphic released by the WWE shows the logo for the new WWE network. The WWE Network launches Feb. 24, 2014 as a streaming service for $9.99 per month with a six-month commitment and will include all 12 pay-per-view events. (AP Photo/WWE)

WWE unveiled the programming lineup for the WWE Network Wednesday, which is scheduled to launch at 9 a.m. Feb. 24.

The WWE rolled out 14 programs, including WrestleMania XXX, the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the live NXT special titled NXT ArRival.

WrestleMania XXX will air Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. and the Hall of Fame ceremony will air live exclusively on the network Saturday, April 5 at 9 p.m.

NXT ArRival is the live NXT special that will feature a rematch between Cesaro and Sami Zayn in a two out of three falls match and a match between Bo Dallas and Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship. Also scheduled to appear John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Sheamus and the New Age Outlaws. The show itself is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. with a 30-minute pre-show scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Here’s a look at the weekly programs that will air on the WWE Network:

Monday Night Raw Pre-Show – Will air live 30 minutes before Raw every week with the premier episode taking place Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Night Smackdown Pre-Show – Will air 30 minutes before Smackdown every week with the premier scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

WrestleMania Rewind – A comprehensive look back at the biggest moments and matches in WrestleMania history. The first episode will air at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. A sneak peak will air Monday, Feb. 24. at 9 a.m.

WWE Countdown – A one-hour countdown show where the votes of the viewers will comprise weekly top-10 list. The show is set to debut at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. A sneak peak will air Monday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m.

WWE Legends’ House – This will be a reality show where a handful of WWE legends live in a house together. The premier is slated to air Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

This is NXT – This is set to be a one-hour where viewers get a look inside the lives of the stars of NXT. There will be behind-the-scenes of the WWE Performance Center as well. The first episode in the series is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.

NXT – NXT’s weekly show will debut on the WWE Network at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6.

WWE Superstars – The first episode slated for the WWE Network is at 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.

Beyond the Ring – This show is set to be an all-access pass to WWE’s home video library. It will include classic matches from WWE, WCW, AWA and ECW as well as biographies of legendary wrestlers. The first airing is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m.

Best of Raw – Will feature highlights of the best moments in the history of Raw. The show will debut Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m., but will air every Wednesday at 9 p.m. moving forward.

Best of Smackdown – Just like the Raw show, it will feature highlights from past episodes of Smackdown. The show will premier Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

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