WWE On BT Sport: How To Watch Raw, SmackDown And NXT In 2020
WWE will be undergoing a major shift in its UK programming at the start of 2020 as part of its new partnership with BT Sport.
The wrestling promotion has ended its long-standing partnership with Sky Sports for Raw and SmackDown and signed a multi-year exclusive agreement with BT Sport in June.
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The final Raw on Sky Sports airs tonight at 1am, bringing to an end a 30-year partnership between the two brands.
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And WWE has also confirmed that NXT and NXT UK will be heading to BT Sport next year.
Here is everything that UK fans need to know about watching WWE content in 2020.
What channel will show WWE content?
WWE has confirmed that BT Sport 1 will be the home of Raw and SmackDown from January 2020.
Just like its previous partnership with Sky Sports, WWE's red and blue wrestling brands will broadcast from 1am.
The first Monday Night Raw of 2020 is scheduled for 6th January, meaning UK fans can watch the action LIVE in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, Friday Night SmackDown will arrive on BT Sport with its first 2020 episode on 3rd January, meaning fans can tune in from 1am on Saturday.
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- WWE UK (@WWEUK) December 31, 2019
Can I watch NXT on BT Sport?
WWE today announced that both the US and UK divisions of NXT will be heading to BT Sport in January.
NXT will return on 1st January and fans in the UK and Ireland can tune in from 1am on 2nd January on BT Sport.
The UK division of NXT will make its television debut in the UK as part of WWE's new partnership with BT Sport.
Simon Green, the head of BT Sport, said: "We are looking forward to welcoming WWE to its new home, BT Sport.
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"WWE is something that many of us have grown up with and we look forward to bringing the best of BT Sport to WWE, offering UK fans more access and more content than ever before."
You want NXT? You got it.
BT Sport will be showing NXT and NXT UK from January 2020 :raised_hands:
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- BT Sport WWE (@btsportwwe) December 31, 2019
Can I live steam WWE content on BT Sport?
WWE's content will be accessible via live stream on BT Sport's app.
Fans can download the app for FREE on multiple devices, including Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation and Samsung Smart TV.
And BT Sport's app will also work on mobile devices and tablets, which includes iOS, Android and Windows 10.
Will BT Sport show WWE pay-per-views?
Just like its weekly shows, WWE's PPVs are moving to BT Sport from January.
The first pay-per-view to kick-off WWE and BT Sport's partnership is the Royal Rumble, which will be held on 26th January at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
WWE's PPVs will be LIVE on BT Sport Box Office, which can be accessed on BT TV, Sky and Virgin.
And fans can also live stream events like the Royal Rumble by downloading the BT Sport Box Office app, which is available on both mobile devices and tablets.
What other WWE content is coming to BT Sport?
BT Sport has already confirmed that it will roll out new WWE content from New Year's Day on BT Sport 1.
BT Sport's No Filter will return at 8am and 11:30am for a focus on WWE's live event tour in the UK back in November.
WWE 24: Kofi Kingston, which focused on the ex-WWE champ's return to his homeland of Ghana, will be shown at 8:30am.
WWE Raw women's champ Becky Lynch will have her story unfold in WWE 24: Becky Lynch at 9:30am.
And WWE legend John Cena will narrate WrestleMania Legendary Moments, which fans can tune in for at 10:30am.
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