Spike TV Makes It’s First Move to Replace WWE Programming

Spike TV and UFC have announced a new agreement for season two of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Season two is scheduled to premier on Spike TV on Monday 8/22 at 11pm. There are also plans to air six live fight cards in 2005 and 2006, as well as a new one hour, 26 episode series of UFC Highlight moments from past PPVs.

This new deal is Spike’s first move in replacing WWE programming, one of the networks highest rated programs. WWE will be parting ways with Spike in October as they are venturing back to their old channel, USA Network.

Spike has also met with both TNA and a group headed by former WCW agents Kevin Sullivan and JJ Dillon about a potential pro wrestling program. As of this report, there is no word on how far those talks have gotten beyond the meetings.

The Network has not publicly announced plans for what would replace RAW in the Monday evening 9 PM timeslot.

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[ Source: Pro Wrestling Insider ]