"Saturday Night's Main Event(TM)" to K.O. Global Late Night With Evander Holyfield Match



    Special WWE(R) Presentation Taking Over SNL Timeslot Saturday, August 18
    to Also Reveal Update in McMahon Paternity Suit

    TORONTO, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - World Wrestling Entertainment(R) (WWE) rocks
Madison Square Garden this weekend when "Saturday Night's Main Event" returns
for a special presentation on Saturday, August 18th, from 11:30 p.m. -
1:00 am ET/PT. In an interesting turn of events, United States Champion
MVP(TM) taps boxing legend Evander Holyfield as his replacement to go
head-to-head against WWE Superstar Matt Hardy(TM) in a special boxing match.
    Additionally, more news about the Mr. McMahon paternity suit will be
revealed in Saturday's broadcast and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin(TM) will make a
special appearance.

    
    Other key matches include:

    -   WWE Champion John Cena(R) against Carlito(TM)

    -   SmackDown(R) tag-team match with Batista(R) and Kane(R) against The
        Great Khali(TM) and Finlay(TM)

    -   ECW(R) tag-team match with C.M. Punk(TM) and Boogeyman(TM) against
        Big Daddy V(TM) and John Morrison(TM)
    

    With a career record of 42-8-2, Holyfield, known all over the world as
"The Real Deal," is vying to win boxing's Heavyweight Championship for an
unprecedented fifth time on October 13 in Moscow (available on PPV) when he
fights Sultan Ibragimov for the WBO Heavyweight Title.
    "Saturday Night's Main Event" debuted on NBC in late night as a
replacement for "Saturday Night Live" repeats in 1985, and originally ran
through 1992. The groundbreaking program brought professional wrestling to
broadcast television for the first time and set off two decades of success on
broadcast and cable, including ratings titan "Monday Night RAW(R)" on USA
Network. The televised wrestling rumbles also launched a galaxy of
multi-talented Superstars that crossed over from the ring to countless areas
of American entertainment, such as Hulk Hogan, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Randy
"Macho Man" Savage, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, The Honky Tonk Man and King Kong
Bundy.

    Photos and clips from the event are available upon request.

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and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in
New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the
company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

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names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, and logos are the
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of WWE Libraries, Inc. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the
property of their respective owners.





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For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Marc Liepis (NBC), (212)
664-5424, Marc.Liepis@nbcuni.com; Brad Bernstein (USA Network), (212)
664-4401, Brad.Bernstein@nbcuni.com; Jennifer McIntosh (WWE), (203) 352-8657,
Jennifer.McIntosh@wwecorp.com; George Cabico (WWE), (203) 359-5177,
George.Cabico@wwecorp.com

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