Sci Fi to Launch Wrestling Series in Summer

May 25, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Sci Fi Channel is launching a new summer wrestling series with World Wrestling Entertainment.

The new series will feature the Extreme Championship Wrestling brand acquired in 2003 by WWE, which produces “Monday Night Raw” for USA Network. USA and Sci Fi are part of the NBC Universal cable network portfolio.

Since returning to USA Network last year, “Raw” has pumped up ratings.

“Research tells us that there’s a healthy appetite for wrestling among Sci Fi viewers,” said Bonnie Hammer, president of USA and Sci Fi Channel. “With ECW, we’re able to deliver to those fans unique action with a twist that’s perfect for Sci Fi.”

The new series is set to premiere June 13, USA said Thursday in a statement.