TV5 logo photo credit: Edel San
Local channel TV5 and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.) have recently announced its agreement to air its popular and flagship program Smackdown! every Sunday at 3PM.
Expect a one-hour edition of Smackdown which features some of the best in the industry including AJ Styles, Charlotte Flair, The New Day, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens and sometimes Hollywood action star John Cena.
You would not want to miss these wrestling stars on a weekly basis.
(L-R) with Lloyd Manaloto,TV5 Head of Marketing & Digital; TV5 President and CEO Coach Chot Reyes; WWE Asia Pacific GM Chris Marsh and Patricia Hizon TV5 Head of Sports. Photo Credit; Rain Ferdinand -- Thank You!
“In the industry of sports entertainment, WWE is second to none. It’s a proven, successful, model organization and an esteemed, iconic brand. We at TV5 are honored and excited to be the platform that delivers the WWE to the free TV audience.” shared Coach Chot Reyes.
The exciting agreement was sealed with a handshake and lots of smiles!
After changing its name to WWE in 2001, the production also faced stiff competition with other televised leagues like WCW (World Championship Wrestling) and ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling), however WWE prevails with shows like Monday Night Raw, Main Event, NXT and of course SmackDown Live!
Visiting executive Mr. Chris Marsh is also a big WWE fan himself and so are his family. He is very much aware and glad that a lot of Filipinos are die hard and hardcore fans of the WWE shows not only with Smackdown.
You can also watch this program online at TV5.com.ph and Sports.tv5.com.ph.
I also better put this sports show down on my list of must watch aside from my other favorite action sports of basketball, volleyball and mixed martial arts.