Friday, July 19, 2019

More Backstage News on WWE Moving to Fox

More Backstage News on WWE Moving to Fox
As noted, Fox will be airing a one-hour WWE SmackDown launch show in September to build to the live Friday night debut on Friday, October 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Bryan Alvarez reported that the special will air on Friday, September 27, which is the final Friday before the big premiere. The idea is that the one-hour special will introduce WWE and their Superstars to the Fox audience, focused on non-wrestling fans. It's believed that there will be no matches, but that has not been confirmed.

It was also reported this week that there's talk of holding the SmackDown 20th Anniversary special as the Fox premiere on October 4. WWE will begin promoting that special in mid-September and word at this week's Fox summit was that there will be a lot of surprises. You can read our full report from the Fox summit, including details on preemption, NXT possibly going up against AEW on TV, how Fox wants WWE to be pushed as a legitimate sport, and more, by clicking here.