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

Backstage News On WWE SmackDown’s Move To FOX

As previously noted, WWE will begin airing SmackDown Live on the FOX Network each Friday Night starting October 4, 2019. FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier described the move as “short term” back in February, but since then, there have been few details to explain what he exactly meant. On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that there is… Read More Backstage News On WWE SmackDown’s Move To FOX

A Look At FOX Moving WWE SmackDown Live To Another Night Following October 4th Debut

Earlier this month, FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier had some interesting comments about SmackDown coming to the FOX network in October. SmackDown is scheduled to debut on the network on Friday, October 4th. While it was originally announced the SmackDown would be moving to Friday nights; Collier admitted that SmackDown may only be there for… Read More A Look At FOX Moving WWE SmackDown Live To Another Night Following October 4th Debut

FOX CEO Says WWE SmackDown Is On Friday Nights “Short Term”, Confirms Deal Includes Wrestling Content Outside Of SmackDown

It’s now confirmed by a network executive that WWE SmackDown will air live when it moves to Fox on Friday, October 9. However, it sounds like Friday nights may not be a permanent timeslot for the blue brand. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier spoke about SmackDown during the Fox executive session at the Television Critics Association press… Read More FOX CEO Says WWE SmackDown Is On Friday Nights “Short Term”, Confirms Deal Includes Wrestling Content Outside Of SmackDown

FOX Wants Ronda Rousey On SmackDown In 2019

WrestlingINC reports that FOX wants to have Ronda Rousey on the SmackDown roster when SmackDown Live! moves to the network. FOX feels that Rousey’s MMA background, popularity and credibility as an athlete will be a major selling point to promote the show. FOX reportedly wants SmackDown to have more of a sports direction and feature less comedy to fit in with their other… Read More FOX Wants Ronda Rousey On SmackDown In 2019

Fox VP On Why WWE SmackDown Deal Is Really Unique Opportunity For Them, One Big Benefit Of The Deal

21st Century Fox VP & CFO John Nallen spoke about the new WWE SmackDown deal at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference this morning, according to The Wrap. Nallen called SmackDown on Fox a “really unique opportunity” for the network. “It’s a 50 to 52-week-a-year sport with no repeats. It’s a new novella every week,” said Nallen, comparing it… Read More Fox VP On Why WWE SmackDown Deal Is Really Unique Opportunity For Them, One Big Benefit Of The Deal