The following was issued by WWE this week.
SYFY PRESENTS FIRST EVER LIVE WWE SMACKDOWN SPECIAL ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 AT 8PM/ET
NEW YORK – August 18, 2011 – Syfy and WWE announced today its first ever WWE SmackDown live special, “SuperSmackdown Live,” airing Tuesday, August 30 at 8-10PM/ET
on Syfy, originating from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
The Tuesday night special will feature WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas, including World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton®, Christian®, Sheamus™, Mark Henry®, Sin Cara™, Cody Rhodes™, Wade Barrett™, Daniel Bryan™, Brodus Clay™, Natalya™ and Alicia Fox™.
The special will re-air in SmackDown’s regular time slot on Friday, September 2 from 8-10PM (ET/PT).
SmackDown is averaging 3.1 million total viewers for 2011 to date.
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