The WWE has announced that the theme of their Fox debut this fall will be the 20th Anniversary of the series with several major names being advertised.
In a release Monday, the company listed Bill Goldberg, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Lita, Trish Stratus, Ric Flair, Sting, Mark Henry, Jerry Lawler, and Booker T. for the Fox debut on Friday, October 4th. The graphic for the show includes The Undertaker. They are just coming off a similar ‘reunion style’ of a show on Raw last month that averaged 3,093,000 viewers, which was Raw’s highest number of 2019.
Last year, it was announced that WWE would enter into a five-year agreement with Fox Sports worth $205 million annually for the series to air on the network Friday nights from 8-10 pm Eastern.
Following a pilot episode in April 1999, the series was added to UPN’s weekly schedule in August that year and has aired on many stations with the UPN changing to the CW Network, a move to MyNetworkTV and later joining the NBC Universal umbrella of networks with a spot on Syfy and later moved to the USA Network in 2016. The series has been airing as a live property on Tuesday nights since July 2016.
Tickets for the first episode on Fox go on-sale this Friday and takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.