“WWE Saturday Morning Slam” will be part of the television premiere of Vortexx on The CW, a Saturday morning kids’ television block reaching 110 million television households in the United States. This marks the first time since 2001 WWE will have a program in a kids’ time slot.
“WWE Saturday Morning Slam” packs riveting in-ring action, larger-than-life WWE Superstars and 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 will all combine to make “WWE Saturday Morning Slam” the perfect destination for the youngest viewers in the WWE Universe. The show will also include highlights from WWE’s be a STAR anti-bullying campaign and other community initiatives.
“We are extremely excited to partner with WWE to bring their world-class brand of entertainment to Vortexx,” Joel Andryc, Co-President of Vortexx, said. “With a focus on action, adventure and comedy, Vortexx is the perfect home for ‘WWE Saturday Morning Slam’ and will definitely excite our fans.”
“WWE has a long history on Saturday mornings, and we’re thrilled to make our action-packed return on exx with ‘WWE Saturday Morning Slam,’ ” Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO, said. “The new program enables us to further engage kids and families, a vital component of WWE’s passionate and multi-generational fanbase.”
Also coming to the block, which airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon, will be marquee titles including “Justice League Unlimited,” “Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy” and “Iron Man: Armored Adventures.” Vortexx will feature many iconic franchises available to viewers in one place for the first time.
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. (Educational and Informational Hour) — “Cubix”
In a world full of robots, an ingenious young boy named Connor and his miraculous transforming robot Cubix must combine forces, along with the help of their human and robot pals, to save the day when the evil Dr. K plots to steal the mysterious power source known as Solex.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (Educational and Informational Hour) — “Rescue Heroes”
The Rescue Heroes are a crack team of international emergency response professionals who travel the globe to help those in danger. Equipped with the latest up-to-the-minute knowledge, high-tech hardware and cutting-edge technology, they are dedicated to promoting safety and saving lives everywhere.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. — “Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy”
The massive spaceship Terra Venture represents mankind’s greatest accomplishment as it traverses the galaxy. When this tremendous achievement is threatened by dangerous aliens, led by the insect-like villain Scorpius and his daughter Trakeena, a new team of Power Rangers from different walks of life unite to become the Galaxy Rangers in a saga that will take them to undiscovered worlds and even other galaxies.
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.— “Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL”
Yuma Tsukumo is a young duelist who strives to become the Duel Masters champion. During a duel with a school bully, a mysterious spirit called Astral appears before him, and helps him to win. Astral explains to Yuma he is searching for his lost memories, which have been transformed into 99 Xyz Monsters cards called Numbers and have been scattered across the globe. To recover his memories, Astral teams up with Yuma to retrieve the Numbers cards. Using the powers of Zexal, the two must compete with Numbers Hunters, who seek to claim the Numbers cards for themselves to destroy Astral’s home world.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — “Iron Man: Armored Adventures”
Tony Stark, teenage heir to a billion-dollar corporation, must take on the mantle, and formidable armor, of Iron Man when his father mysteriously disappears. Along with his teenage friends, James Rhodes and Pepper Potts, Iron Man must save the world from a multitude of villains and balance the pressures of teenage life with the duties of being a superhero.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — “Justice League Unlimited”
The “founding members” of the Justice League, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl continue to defend the planet from every known threat. Along the way, they are aided by a large number of other superheroes from the DC Universe, including Aquaman, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Supergirl and more. The League not only clashes with their famous nemeses, like Brainiac, Lex Luthor, Mantis and many others, but the building tensions between the Justice League and a secret government agency known as Project Cadmus brings heightened conflict to a series where every child’s favorite superheroes are called to action.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — “WWE 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.
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — “Dragon Ball Z Kai”
The epic adventure continues as the famous martial artist Goku and his son Gohan are shocked when they learn that Goku belongs to an alien race called the Saiyans, who are bent on destroying the Earth. Father and son travel the galaxy, battling Saiyans and other enemies in their heroic attempt to save the world from total destruction.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — “Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic”
“Yu-Gi-Oh!” tells the tale of Yugi Moto, a young boy who solves an ancient artifact known as the Millennium Puzzle, causing his body to play host to a mysterious spirit. Yugi and his friends love playing the card game Duel Monsters, and with the help of his doppelganger, Yugi becomes the most famous duelist in the world. When Yugi learns that the spirit inside his puzzle is actually an unnamed pharaoh from Egyptian times, he and his friends attempt to help the pharaoh regain his memories.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — “Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL”
In addition to this new television block on The CW, MyVortexx.com will also offer fun activities, interactive games and other exciting and unexpected content online and across mobile devices, giving kids the full Vortexx experience 24/7/365.