WWE Draft extended to WWE Network

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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WWE will be extending their Draft presentation to WWE Network next Tuesday, July 19.

WWE has announced a pre-show, a “second screen experience” during the Draft, and a post-show reacting to the Draft all on WWE Network.

The supplemental Network show during the Draft will include an “inside look” on how the Draft plays out and the reaction from wrestlers.

The live Draft on USA Network coincides with Smackdown moving from Thursdays to Tuesdays and going live on USA.

Tuesday, July 19 TV Schedule

  • 7:00 p.m. EST: One-hour Draft pre-show on WWE Network
  • 8:00 p.m. EST: WWE Draft on first live Tuesday Night Smackdown on USA Network
  • 8:00 p.m. EST: “WWE Draft Center Live” supplemental show on WWE Network
  • 10:00 p.m. EST: WWE Draft post-show on WWE Network

On a related note, USA Network has pushed back the premiere of their new “Shooter” series. The show was scheduled to premiere on July 19 as a tie-in with the Live Smackdown debut.

However, following the recent police shootings in Dallas, USA decided to back the premiere to July 26, reports Deadline.com. WWE star Randy Orton will be appearing in an episode of the new series.

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