Media Advisory - WWE(R) to Hold Historic Draft

    Celebrity Appearances Lined Up for Special Three-Hour RAW(R) on June 11

    TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - With the official 2007 draft season underway,
World Wrestling Entertainment(R) is ready to shake the foundations of the
sports entertainment world when it holds its own WWE talent draft on a special
three-hour edition of Monday Night RAW (The Score Network, 8 p.m. ET/5 PT) on
June 11. The live broadcast will be accompanied by a special Mr. McMahon
Appreciation Night with television appearances by Steve-O from JACKASS, Jesse
Ventura, Gene Okerlund, Bobby Heenan and Mick Foley, among several other
    "With the 2007 draft comes an unprecedented occasion in WWE history where
each Superstar across all three of our programs is subject to being placed on
another roster," said Stephanie McMahon Levesque, Executive Vice President,
Talent and Creative Writing. "No one will be safe this evening. This is what
makes it so exciting to witness, as viewers will see some of their favorites
being traded to a different roster, making for a thrilling dynamic in the
months ahead."
    All WWE Superstars and Divas from WWE's highly rated prime time
television programs - RAW (regularly at 9:15 p.m. ET/6:15 PT on The Score
Television Network), Friday Night SmackDown(R) (8 p.m. ET/5 PT on The Score
Television Network) and ECW(R): Extreme Championship Wrestling(TM) (Global,
Fridays at midnight) - will participate in the draft. With this year's draft
being the first to feature all three WWE brands, there are sure to be some
major talent roster changes.
    The talent draft is a historical fan favorite. The first draft was held
on March 25, 2002, when WWE decided to create two distinct brands, each with
its own talent rosters and self-contained storylines within their respective
television programs: Monday Night RAW and Friday Night SmackDown. That first
draft pitted Vince McMahon, drafting for SmackDown, against WWE Legend Ric
Flair(R), who then managed the RAW brand. It featured some of WWE's most
well-known Superstars, such as The Rock(R), Triple H(R), Undertaker(R) and
current World Heavyweight Champion Edge(R).

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For further information: Media Contacts: Cheryl Kong, (416) 497-8338,; Jennifer McIntosh (WWE), (203) 359-5131,; George Cabico (WWE), (203) 359-5177,

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