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USA Network to take WWE to the next level with film based initiative

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MUMBAI: American cable network USA Network is looking to build on its relationship with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

The network is unveiling plans to develop and produce action movies aimed at the WWE audience.

USA Network president Bonnie Hammer said, "The return of WWE to USA has been a knockout for both parties. We are looking forward to building and expanding on our audience as well as the Raw fan base with high impact, adrenaline-fueled, larger-than-life action just like they'll find in the ring."

One film is called Hunting Rabbets. This features Jack and Bobby Rabbet, hard luck brothers who operate a failing repossession business. When Bobby neglects to pay their axes, a secret
government agency confronts the Rabbets with an ultimatum: go to prison, or work off the debt.

Now, as unofficial government employees, Jack and Bobby must use their repossession skills to search America for classified items the government cannot admit it has lost.

Another film is called Crush. Bodyguards have to be tough, and Able 'Crush' Cross was one of the toughest. But the business of protection is a hard one. Forced out for not being a team player, Crush makes a living as bouncer at Los Angeles hot spots. However, Crush is pulled back into the bodyguard business when he is hired by a wealthy CEO who fears for the life of his daughter. This is an original film by Phoef Sutton (Analyze This, Boston Legal).

In The Last Tough Guy, the protagonist Jack Cooper is one of the best stunt men in Hollywood. Unfortunately, his hard-drinking lifestyle and gruff demeanour have left him with few jobs and fewer friends. When Jack witnesses the death of his former mentor, producer Rudy Solomon, he goes to the police, who prove uncooperative.

Reconnecting with his former flame (who happens to be Rudy's estranged daughter), Jack decides to take matters into his own hands. As he tracks down Rudy's killers and bring them to justice.

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