WWE’s First Episode On Fox Will Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of SmackDown

WWE will celebrate the 20th anniversary of SmackDown in October during the company’s premiere episode on Fox — and the show will be loaded with legends. The press release for SmackDown’s 20th anniversary celebration explains: The 20th anniversary celebration will mark the premiere of SmackDown on FOX broadcast network at 8 pm ET and take place at Staples Center in… Read More WWE’s First Episode On Fox Will Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of SmackDown

FOX Hoping To Make AEW Look Inferior With WWE SmackDown Debut?, News On AEW Start Date And Time Slot

AEW is expected to start on Turner during the first week of October, which is the same week that WWE SmackDown will being airing on Friday nights on FOX. The news was first reported by MMA insider @fightoracle, who first broke the story that Turner Sports would be presenting AEW at their upfronts last month. As noted, AEW applied for the… Read More FOX Hoping To Make AEW Look Inferior With WWE SmackDown Debut?, News On AEW Start Date And Time Slot

Backstage News On Fox Wanting Jerry “The King” Lawler To Work On Their WWE FS1 Studio Show

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler could be one of the hosts of the WWE studio show that is scheduled to begin airing on FS1 later this year, according to a new report from @Wrestlevotes. The report noted that Fox officials have floated the idea of Lawler being a main part of the show to WWE.… Read More Backstage News On Fox Wanting Jerry “The King” Lawler To Work On Their WWE FS1 Studio Show

WWE Co-President On What Fans Can Expect From New FS1 Studio Show, Third Hour Of SmackDown

In addition to SmackDown’s move to FOX this fall, WWE will also be getting an additional hour of programming. A WWE-themed studio show will air on FS1 and WWE Co-President George Barrios spoke more about it during a fireside chat at the 47th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference in Boston. “We’re thrilled. We’ve seen around… Read More WWE Co-President On What Fans Can Expect From New FS1 Studio Show, Third Hour Of SmackDown

WWE Co-President On If SmackDown Will Be Hurt By Airing On Fridays, West Coast Being Affected

It was widely expected but finally confirmed this week when it was announced that SmackDown Live will be a part of FOX’s Friday TV lineup. It will debut on October 4 and occupy the same time slot as it does currently on Tuesdays on USA Network. Fridays are typically the worst days for TV ratings, but WWE President… Read More WWE Co-President On If SmackDown Will Be Hurt By Airing On Fridays, West Coast Being Affected

Bully Ray Discusses Why WWE Should Put Paul Heyman In Charge Of SmackDown With FOX Move

While still five months away from a premiere, WWE’s new deal with FOX has already generated a great deal of buzz. There has been a lot of speculation regarding SmackDown’s move to Friday’s on FOX this October. With ratings reaching all time lows this month, there has been a lot of pressure for WWE to perform right… Read More Bully Ray Discusses Why WWE Should Put Paul Heyman In Charge Of SmackDown With FOX Move

WWE SmackDown Live Moving To Three Hours Appears To Be Likely

There may be more changes to WWE programming this fall once SmackDown moves to Friday nights on FOX starting October 4th. During WWE’s earnings call, WWE Co-President George Barrios was asked about the direction that they would be going with SmackDown. Barrios stated that the company has been used to monetizing six hours of content for a… Read More WWE SmackDown Live Moving To Three Hours Appears To Be Likely