Dennis Miller to Host WWE® Slammy Awards

STAMFORD, Conn.--()--World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that comedian and radio talk show host Dennis Miller will host the 2009 Slammy® Awards during a special three-hour presentation of Monday Night Raw® live December 14 at 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT on USA Network from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX.

Created by the Academy of Wrestling Arts & Sciences in 1986, the Slammy Awards is considered to be WWE’s version of the Oscars. 2009 Slammy Award categories will include: WWE Superstar of the Year, WWE Match of the Year, and WWE Diva of the Year.

It is well known that Dennis Miller has an acerbic wit and can host a live talk show, but how will the comedian fare with WWE’s Superstars and Divas as emcee of the 2009 Slammy Awards? Miller joins the prestigious list of past Raw celebrity guest hosts, including NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal, Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Piven, television legend Bob Barker, Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell and rock icon Ozzy Osbourne, just to name a few.

Dennis Miller serves as the National Spokesperson for USA Cares, a Kentucky based nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to military families in need. Now in its sixth year, USA Cares has distributed millions of dollars in organizational and outside resources to deserving military families. For more information log onto to www.usacares.org.

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Contacts

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Kevin Hennessy, 203-352-8657
Kevin.hennessy@wwecorp.com

Contacts

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Kevin Hennessy, 203-352-8657
Kevin.hennessy@wwecorp.com