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WWE week kicks off this weekend on USA

USA Network kicks off the holiday season with WWE Week, this Sunday, December 20 at 8pm ET and continuing throughout the week with specials including the 2015 WWE Slammy Awards on Monday Night Raw, a special, live edition of SmackDown, and WWE Tribute to the Troops®.

The WWE Week line-up on USA Network includes:

Santa’s Little Helper, Sunday, December 20, 8-10pm ET

Santa’s Little Helper, an original comedy from WWE Studios® and 20th Century Fox, follows a fast-talking businessman who is given the opportunity of a lifetime to become Santa Claus’ second-in-command.  The film stars AnnaLynne McCord (90210, American Heiress) and Eric Keenleyside (Godzilla, The Interpreter) and features WWE Superstar The Miz® and WWE Diva Paige®.

Monday Night Raw featuring the 2015 Slammy Awards, Monday, December 21, 8-11pm ET

Monday Night Raw, airs live from Minneapolis, MN, featuring the annual fan-voted Slammy Awards, WWE’s version of the Oscars, honoring the best of the year with its own golden statue.

SmackDown, Tuesday, December 22, 8-10pm ET

A special, live edition of SmackDown airs from Des Moines, Iowa and will showcase a star-studded cast of WWE Superstars and Divas, and deliver a shot of adrenaline to viewers with over-the-top action, feats of athleticism and high-octane drama.

WWE Tribute to the Troops, Wednesday, December 23, 8-10pm ET,

In the tradition of Bob Hope, WWE brings together the best of sports entertainment and pop culture with performances from Grammy Award-winning rock band Train and TV personality and comedian, Howie Mandel — performed for our servicemen and women, to honor their commitment and dedication to our country.  The show will chronicle WWE’s visit to Florida’s Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena for military personnel and their families stationed at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Naval Station Mayport and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

During WWE Week, WWE also takes over USA DAYTIME from 11am-3pm Monday, December 21 – Friday, December 25 with special WWE themed programming.

Monday Night Raw on USA is the most-watched, regularly scheduled, year-round program on cable, with a live three-hour block every Monday night, 52 weeks a year.  Raw has been a cable mainstay for more than 20 years and is consistently a top ten show on television.

With more than 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind Monday Night Raw. Over the past 15 years, SmackDownhas been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities, in seven different countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Japan, Italy and Mexico.

Follow the social conversation with #Troops on @WWE @TRIBUTETOTROOPS @USA_NETWORK.