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WWE on A&E programming block returning next month

The block includes the return of "Biography: WWE Legends" and the debut of two new series.
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WWE's original programming block is making its return to A&E next month.

It was announced today that nine weeks of all-new WWE-themed programming will air on A&E starting on Sunday, July 10. The programming block will include the second season of "Biography: WWE Legends," a new show called "WWE Rivals," and a new after show named "WWE Smack Talk."

The Biography episodes will air on Sundays at 8 p.m. Eastern time. This season will have episodes focusing on The Undertaker, Goldberg, The Bella Twins, Lex Luger, Edge, Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, D-Generation X, and the first WrestleMania.

WWE Rivals will then air at 10 p.m. Eastern. The show will be hosted by actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr.

Actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. leads a roundtable discussion of WWE luminaries to delve into the storylines and dynamic characters behind the epic battles that built WWE. Each one-hour episode features archival footage from WWE’s library as well as interviews with the Legends involved and the Superstars who watched these rivalries unfold. Rivalries featured this season include 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs. The Rock, Bret 'Hit Man' Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker vs. Kane, John Cena vs. Edge and the 'Monday Night Wars' between WCW and WWE.

WWE Smack Talk will begin at 11 p.m. Eastern. Booker T, Peter Rosenberg, and Jackie Redmond will be the hosts of the half-hour after show. They'll be joined by WWE legends, current wrestlers, and other celebrity guests to break down that night's Biography and Rivals episodes. They will also reveal new information that didn't make the cut.

WWE and A&E announced this March that they had agreed to an expanded multi-year extension of their programming partnership. The extension will include 130 hours of new WWE-themed programming airing on A&E.