TNN: The National Network got the losing end of World Wrestling Federation
Entertainment Inc.'s plan to divide its talent into two groups -- one for TNN's
Monday-Night WWF Raw, and a second for Smackdown, which United
Paramount Network runs on Thursdays.
The problem for TNN is that the WWF's biggest names -- including The Rock,
Hulk Hogan and Kurt Angle -- will only appear on UPN.
WWF ratings have dropped significantly since its acquisition of World
Championship Wrestling last year.
One potential upside: WWFE plans to run at least four pay-per-view events per
year, in which the rival factions will square off.