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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

WWE® Tag Teams With SBT For New TV Deal

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.:

Stamford, Conn., January 2, 2008 -- World Wrestling Entertainment®, in conjunction with Bakus International, is ready to thrill Brazilians with the debut of the internationally renowned television programs “WWE RAW®” and “WWE SmackDown®” this month on Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT).

WWE’s flagship programs, RAW and SmackDown premiere Saturday, January 12, on SBT. SBT viewers will be introduced to the exhilarating world of WWE when “WWE Superstars 2007” airs on Saturday, January 5. This two-hour program will take the audience on a journey through the exciting, dramatic, action-packed world of the WWE. Viewers will be introduced to the biggest stars in the WWE as we take a look at them inside and outside the ring with superstar profiles, amazing matches and memorable moments.

“We’re excited to be teaming with Bakus International to get WWE programming on SBT, one of Brazil’s top TV networks,” said Carl DeMarco, WWE President, Latin America, China and Canada. “The tremendous athleticism and charisma of the WWE Superstars and Divas are going to capture the imagination of all Brazil.”

“SBT is proud to welcome WWE as the newest member of our great family. Knowing the Brazilian desire for quality entertainment and WWE's proven success in over 120 countries, we are certain that WWE will be a huge success,” stated Gian Teppet Director of New Business Development and Board of Director Member.

“The time has come for Brazil to experience the WWE at full throttle. WWE is an experience, packed with plenty of thrills, action and fun for the entire family. WWE offers the greatest entertainment value in the universe,” commented Bakus International’s COO, Bill Bakula.

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media 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.

Bakus International is a television programming, content acquisition and television production company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with offices in Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Bogota, Caracas and Bangkok. For additional information on the company please call +1-305-572-9313 or e-mail us at: info@bakus.com.

Media Contact: Gary Davis, WWE: 001 203 353 5066

Horacio Brandao, Media Mania: +55 212 497 1779

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