– As noted this morning, WGN issued a press release toting the brand new “WWE Superstars” series that will debut in April on WGN America. The weekend replay will air on Saturday afternoons and the show will probably be around for a while as WWE and WGN have signed a two-year deal. WGN’s parent company The Tribune Co. is paying a license fee for the show while WWE is producing it.
Regarding the actual content of the show, it looks like it will be a showcase for the mid to low end performers of WWE who have trouble getting on Raw, SmackDown and ECW (such as D-Lo Brown, Scotty Goldman, Ricky Ortiz, Goldust, Jamie Noble, etc…). ‘WWE Superstars’ is being billed as a “first run” series, indicating it will not be a recap/magazine style of show, which pretty much leaves it being a program featuring all-new matches. Also, the show will feature Superstars and Divas from all three brands, so it won’t be a brand exclusive show such as Heat and Velocity.