On April 29, 1999, the WWF made its return to terrestrial television , airing a special program known as SmackDown! on the fledgling UPN network. The Thursday night show became a weekly series on August 26, 1999—competing directly with WCW's Thursday night program Thunder on TBS . In 2000, the WWF, in collaboration with television network NBC , announced the creation of the XFL , a new professional football league that debuted in 2001.  The league had high ratings for the first few weeks, but initial interest waned and its ratings plunged to dismally low levels (one of its games was the lowest-rated prime-time show in the history of American television). NBC walked out on the venture after only one season, but McMahon intended to continue alone. However, after being unable to reach a deal with UPN, McMahon shut down the XFL. 
These are both names that have been expected to sign for a little while now, but Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that the deals are now finalized. Thea Trinidad, known by the ring name Rosita during her time in Impact, is now apparently in the fold. She’s been on the periphery of WWE for a while, and not just because of her engagement to Austin Aries . Trinidad played the stunt double for the AJ Lee character in The Rock’s biopic about Paige and her family, and although none of this has made it to television yet, she has been in the front row for Andrade “Cien” Almas’ matches at NXT tapings, so she is likely being positioned to be Almas’ valet.