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Who went where during the WWE Draft?

WWE Draft

WWE split up the brand again this evening with the first WWE Draft being held since 2011. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon along with Raw General Manager Mick Foley picked individuals for the red brand while Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon and Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan picked for the blue brand. The rules were: Raw gets the...

WWE title re-match on live Smackdown tonight

Dean Ambrose

Smackdown tonight will have a WWE title match to make up for the controversial finish from last night’s Raw which saw Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose pinning each other. After the main event match finished, Stephanie McMahon announced that Seth Rollins was the new WWE champion as Shane, Mick Foley, and Daniel Bryan argued between each other on the...

Live Smackdown kicks off on USA Network at 8PM EST

Smackdown

Smackdown will be moving nights starting tonight as the show transitions to a live broadcast every Tuesday on USA Network. While there have been live specials of Smackdown, the show has never been live every week and always taped on Tuesdays with an airing on Thursday or Friday night. In theory, the move to live should help the company in its...

Daniel Bryan is the new Smackdown General Manager

Daniel Bryan

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Shane McMahon revealed last night on Monday Night Raw that Daniel Bryan is the new Smackdown General Manager, bringing the former WWE champion on regular television for the first time in over a year. Bryan won the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 31, his last championship in the WWE and then was injured a few weeks later...

Shane McMahon announces new Smackdown GM is chosen

Shane McMahon

On his Twitter today, Shane McMahon wrote that the Smackdown General Manager has been chosen and will be revealed live this Monday on Raw, one day before the brand splits again. “I’m very excited to announce that terms were agreed to today with the new SmackDown GM,” McMahon wrote. Meanwhile, if the screenshots floating around are not fake...

WWE draft to be held on live Smackdown on July 19

WWE Draft

WWE today announced that a draft will be held on the first live Smackdown on USA Network on July 19, taking place from Worcester, Massachusetts. This will be the first time that the draft will be held on Smackdown as previous drafts were always held on Monday Night Raw. The move will try to solidify the blue brand as equally important as its red...

USA Network pushed for live Smackdown due to falling ratings

Smackdown

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that the reason Smackdown is going live is because USA Network is not thrilled with the ratings the show has been doing. It’s no secret that Raw and Smackdown have dropped in the ratings over the past two years however Smackdown has seen a significant drop lately, thanks in part to WWE treating...

Sky Sports in the UK to air Smackdown live as well

Smackdown

After the announcement was made that Smackdown was going live in the United States, SkySports.com revealed that the show is also going live in the United Kingdom. Sky Sports will be airing the show every Wednesday early morning starting at 1AM GMT beginning July 20. Sky Sports already airs Raw live every Tuesday morning also at 1AM GMT. “We...

Smackdown to move to live broadcast on Tuesdays starting in July

Smackdown

Variety reported an exclusive story that Smackdown will be going live every week on USA Network starting on July 19, with the show once again moving nights and will now air on Tuesdays in its regular time slot of 8PM EST. “There is a huge appetite among our viewers for live programming and the ability to move ‘Smackdown’ to a live format...

Smackdown moving to USA Network in 2016

Smackdown

USA Network today announced that it will be bringing Smackdown to its network in the first quarter of 2016, moving the show permanently from SyFy. “WWE consistently delivers one of the largest and most socially engaged live audiences in entertainment and we’re excited to expand our long-standing relationship and be the true cable home for the...

Smackdown tomorrow live in Canada and the UK as well

Smackdown

Tomorrow’s Smackdown episode from Hartford will not only be live in the United States on SyFy but will also air live in Canada and the United Kingdom. SportsNet 360 in Canada will start the broadcast at 8PM EST while Sky Sports 4 in the UK will air Smackdown live at 1AM local time on Thursday night/Friday morning. The show will be headlined by...

Smackdown up in the ratings with Thursday move

Smackdown

Smackdown’s move to Thursday did well in the ratings, getting actually more viewers than last week’s show on Friday night. Fueled by the return to the ring of Daniel Bryan, Smackdown did 2,675,000 viewers, up 243,000 viewers from last week. That was the most viewed show since the November 28 broadcast. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)

Smackdown back on Thursday nights starting today

Smackdown

Just in case you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks or so, Smackdown is moving to Thursdays starting today, reclaiming its old time slot that the show held from its inception until 2005. There will also be a new commentary team for Smackdown, with Michael Cole, the newly promoted Byron Saxton, and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The...

Live Smackdown draws lowest number since July 4 edition

Smackdown

The live edition of Smackdown on Tuesday night on USA Network drew only just over 2 million viewers, significantly less than what the show has been doing over the past few weeks. The show had an average of 2,027,000 viewers, down half a million viewers from last week’s show on Friday night on SyFy. This episode of Smackdown was the lowest rated...

Smackdown airing live on USA Network tonight

Smackdown

Smackdown will be airing live tonight on USA Network at 8PM as part of WWE Week with the same episode airing again on Friday night on SyFy in its usual time slot. Tonight’s episode will be the 800th one for Smackdown. The live episode of Smackdown slightly messes up Main Event on the WWE Network which usually airs at 8PM EST immediately after...

Canadian fans to get Smackdown on Wednesday nights next year

Smackdown

Canadian-based website SLAM! Wrestling is reporting that once Smackdown moves to Thursday nights in the United States in January 2015, Canada will get the show a day earlier than anyone else in the world. Jennifer Cram, Communications Officer Sportsnet & NHL Properties at Rogers, which has all the rights for WWE television shows in the...

Smackdown moving back to Thursday nights beginning January 15

Smackdown

WWE and SyFy today announced that Smackdown will be moving to Thursday nights beginning January 15 at 8PM EST. The move ends months of speculation of what was going to happen with Smackdown. First, WWE production trucks changed their decals of the show to advertise the new Thursday move but then once SyFy officially released its Fall schedule...