WWE announced Tuesday a new Cruiserweight-themed series airing on WWE Network this summer.
The “Global Cruiserweight Series” will be a 10-episode tournament with a “seasonal” element, as opposed to an ongoing, weekly show, like NXT.
The description reads: “The newly green-lit show, Global Cruiserweight Series, is a tournament which brings together more than 30 of the greatest in-ring competitors at Full Sail University in Orlando, to vie for the right to call themselves the best cruiserweight in the world. Global Cruiserweight Series is set to premiere Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 p.m. EST on WWE Network.”
WWE has set a weight limit of 205 pounds for wrestlers in the tournament.
WWE also announced their 2016 line-up of original WWE Network programming. Included is upcoming episodes of JBL’s “Legends” series with Booker T, Michael Hayes, and Jimmy Hart.
WWE NETWORK 2016 NEW ORIGINAL SERIES
THE EDGE & CHRISTIAN SHOW THAT TOTALLY REEKS OF AWESOMENESS – PREMIERES THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING FASTLANE
WWE presents a half-hour variety show starring the talented duo, Edge and Christian, in a series that will take a look back at all the highs and lows of sports entertainment, while offering a unique and humor filled perspective to the WWE Universe. Following its premiere this Sunday, new episodes will air every week following Monday Night Raw.
CAMP WWE – SERIES PREMIERE MONDAY, MAY 2 ONLY ON DEMAND
Imagine WWE Superstars, Legends and Divas when they were kids at their favorite summer camp… owned by none other than Mr. McMahon! This all-new, in-your-face, adult animated comedy series will show fans a side of the WWE they have never seen before. In partnership with Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Camp WWE will be available exclusively in the WWE Network video-on-demand library.
GLOBAL CRUISERWEIGHT SERIES – SERIES PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 AT 9:00 P.M. EST
For the first time ever, WWE invites cruiserweights from all over the world to compete in the inaugural Global Cruiserweight Series. Thirty-two of the greatest in-ring competitors under 205 lbs. will descend upon Full Sail University in Orlando and collide over 10 weeks to earn the right to call themselves the best cruiserweight in the world.
WWE RIDE ALONG – NEW EPISODES AIRING AND AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND
Ever want to know what happens to your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas immediately following a WWE live event? On WWE Ride Along, the WWE Universe rides shotgun with the Superstars and Divas themselves as they travel from city to city on the tour that never ends. Hear inside stories and witness over-the-top hilarity that can only take place within the confines of a car.
STONE COLD PODCAST LIVE! – NEW EPISODES AIRING AND AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND
WWE Hall of Famer and Icon “Stone Cold” Steve Austin sits down with the biggest names in WWE and the world of sports and entertainment for no-holds-barred, in-your-face, exclusive interviews.
LEGENDS WITH JBL – NEW EPISODES AIRING AND AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND
In this revealing talk show, host John Bradshaw Layfield, former WWE Champion and current Monday Night Raw analyst, presses the biggest and most influential names in WWE on the most controversial topics in sports entertainment history. Upcoming guests include Booker T, Michael Hayes and Jimmy Hart.
SWERVED – SEASON TWO PREMIERE MONDAY, JUNE 6
WWE reunites with the director of Jackass and Bad Grandpa, Jeff Tremaine, for a second season of the hilarious WWE original series – Swerved!
NEW CONTENT ON DEMAND:
February Collections include:
DANIEL BRYAN’S GREATEST MOMENTS
On an electric night in front of a hometown crowd, Daniel Bryan announced his retirement with an emotional and moving speech to the WWE Universe. Relive the charismatic Superstar’s Greatest Moments with this definitive collection featuring early career highlights, the hilarious antics of Team Hell No, improbable WrestleMania triumphs, and so much more.
THE BEST OF STONE COLD vs MR. MCMAHON
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon – say no more. The working class hero and the evil corporate boss go head-to-head, and the outcome is historic moments, intense matches, and hilarious antics from one of WWE’s greatest rivalries.
BROCK LESNAR: ROAD TO THE UNDISPUTED TITLE
From his impactful debut and hunt for the Undisputed WWE Championship, Brock Lesnar quickly became one of the most dominant Superstars in WWE history. Relive the early exploits of ‘The Next Big Thing’ as he faces off against The Rock, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam, The Hardy Boyz, and more.
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY
WWE Network honors Black History Month with your favorite African American Superstars. From WWE Hall Of Famers Ron Simmons, Rocky Johnson, Tony Atlas, The Junkyard Dog and Booker T to current stars like The Prime Time Players, Mark Henry, and The New Day, this collection has it all.
TLC TAG TEAMS
Edge & Christian, The Hardy Boyz and The Dudleyz – three young tag teams looking to make a name for themselves and willing to put their bodies on the line, in what remains to this day one of WWE’s most high-flying and dangerous series of matches – Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
THE BEST OF WWE NETWORK
Welcome to the award winning WWE Network. Start your journey with these essentials; from ground breaking original programming, to revolutionary in-ring specials. Enjoy a taste of the ever-growing video-on-demand library currently featuring more than 4,300 hours of entertainment. This collection includes WrestleMania 31, Stone Cold Podcast Live! featuring Triple H, TheMonday Night War, Breaking Ground and NXT Takeover.
THE GREATEST MATCHES EVER
The very best matches from the biggest superstars of all time featuring Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair, to John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as the most dramatic bouts and jaw dropping matches of all time are on display.