WWE signs new Romanian rights partner, sets first with PPV event

US wrestling organisation WWE has signed a new rights deal in Romania and has unveiled plans for its first all-women’s pay-per-view event.

Pay-television broadcaster Telekom Sport has reached a multi-year agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship programs Raw and SmackDown in Romania.

Every week beginning on July 27, Telekom Sport 1 will air a two-hour version of Raw at 11pm local time on Fridays and SmackDown at 11pm on Sundays, both with Romanian commentary.

Raw and SmackDown will also be available on Telekom TV, Telekom Sport’s OTT platform, and on its 14-day VOD catchup window.

Meanwhile, WWE will stage an exclusively female event for the first time in its history. Evolution will take place on October 28 from NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York.

The event will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view around the world, featuring Women’s Championship matches from Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, NXT and NXT UK, as well as the finals of the all-women’s tournament, Mae Young Classic 2018.