According to SaturdayMorningSlam.com, last Saturday’s episode of WWE’s children-aimed program on The CW, Saturday Morning Slam, marked as the show’s season finale. While the show is off the air beginning this week (The CW released its schedule for this Saturday’s slate of “Vortexx” programming andSaturday Morning Slam is not listed, with Dragon Ball Z Kaiinstead airing in the 10:30 a.m. time slot), it will resume airing in the future.
There is a graphic on MyVortexx.com teasing a new season ofSaturday Morning Slam “coming soon.”
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported last week that executives of the network treated Saturday Morning Slam as its other children series, with only a specific number of episodes ordered.
Credit – Wrestling Observer
WWE Saturday Morning Slam may air only for a few more weeks. Word was going around a few month ago that the CW Network only purchased a certain number of episodes of the show but this isn’t confirmed. There have been no new matches taped for SMS in two weeks now.
WWE issued the following this morning:
VORTEXX ON THE CW ANNOUNCES UPCOMING THREE-WEEK SPECIAL ON WWE SATURDAY MORNING SLAM
WWE Superstars Battle to Become the General Manager and All-Powerful Boss of Saturday Morning Slam
LOS ANGELES (February 26, 2013) – Vortexx on The CW, an affiliate of Saban Brands, today announced a WWE Saturday Morning Slam special to debut during the five-hour kids television block, airing on March 2, March 9 and March 16 at 10:30 a.m. During this three-week special, fans can expect to see larger-than-life WWE Superstars battle it out in the fight to be named the General Manager of WWE Saturday Morning Slam.
In the first episode, which airs on March 2, mayhem breaks out among the Superstars of WWE Saturday Morning Slam. It’s time to bring in a powerful General Manager to reign them all in. As the WWE Superstars start to jockey and compete for the chance to become boss, things get even more heated.
The battle to be boss continues on March 9 when four top WWE Superstars face off to impress the powers-that-be. The electrifying conclusion to the story will air on March 16 when the new General Manager of WWE Saturday Morning Slam will be crowned.
“We are very excited to offer our fans the opportunity to witness all of the extreme in-ring action leading up to the crowning of the WWE Superstar who will become the General Manager of WWE Saturday Morning Slam and rule over them all,” said Elie Dekel, Co-President of Vortexx. “We hope the fans are just as eager as we are to see who will claim the ultimate title.”
WWE issued the following press release:
WWE® SATURDAY MORNING SLAM MOVES TO NEW 10:30AM START TIME BEGINNING THIS SATURDAY
STAMFORD, Conn., January 17, 2013 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Saban Brands today announced the weekly half-hour show, WWE Saturday Morning Slam, will have a new start time of 10:30am beginning this Saturday on The CW. WWE Saturday Morning Slam is part of Vortexx on The CW, a Saturday morning kids’ television block, reaching 114 million U.S. television households.
WWE Saturday Morning Slam packs the riveting in-ring action, the larger-than-life WWE Superstars, and the WWE’s entertaining brand extensions into the fastest, most energy-filled half-hour on television.
WWE Superstar profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and an exclusive WWE match every week all combine to make WWE Saturday Morning Slam the perfect destination for the youngest viewers in the WWE Universe. The show also includes highlights of WWE’s Be a STAR anti-bullying campaign, WrestleMania® Reading Challenge and other COMMUNITY initiatives.
A match between Tyson Kidd and Daniel Bryan was taped this week for WWE Saturday Morning Slam. The match received rave reviews from fans in attendance but not in the normal way that a Bryan vs. Kidd match would get rave reviews.
It’s said the match was a pure comedy match and the most kid-friendly WWE match in a long time.
We noted before that Sin Cara wrestled a masked luchador at last night’s WWE Saturday Morning Slam tapings in Buffalo, New York.
We’ve just learned that the wrestle went by the name El Local and it was actually Ricardo Rodriguez in a mask. Sin Cara ended up winning the match with a Swanton while Santino Marella was on commentary.
This comes the same day that we reported WWE officials were talking about having Ricardo wrestle more. As noted before, he has wrestled under a mask before as Chimaera.
On August 25, WWE returns to a kids’ television time slot withWWE Saturday Morning Slam as part of a five-hour television block on The CW. According to F4WOnline.com, kid-friendly Superstar Hornswoggle is under consideration to host the show. WWE officials have long-term plans for the show as they want it to be a success rather than another program with minimal effort put in that ultimately falls by the wayside.
The official description for WWE Saturday Morning Slam reads: “WWE Saturday Morning Slam packs the riveting in-ring action, the larger-than-life WWE Superstars, and WWE’s kid-friendly entertainment into the fastest, most energy-filled half-hour on television. WWE Superstar profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and an exclusive WWE match every week will all combine to make WWE Saturday Morning Slam the perfect destination for the youngest viewers in the WWE Universe.”
RedOrbit is featuring a press release in which reveals the new “Vortexx” block of programming on CW that will include “WWE Saturday Morning Slam.” Saturday Morning Slam at 10:00 a.m. will be preceded by half-hour “Iron Man” and “Justice League Unlimited” shows and followed by Dragonball Z programming. Here is the programming description for WWE’s Saturday Morning Slam.
“WWE Saturday Morning Slam packs the riveting in-ring action, the larger-than-life WWE Superstars, and WWE’s kid-friendly entertainment into the fastest, most energy-filled half-hour on television. WWE Superstar profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and an exclusive WWE match every week will all combine to make WWE Saturday Morning Slam the perfect destination for the youngest viewers in the WWE Universe.”