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WWE SmackDown Moving To A New Night, Brand Extension Confirmed

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WWE announced on Wednesday that SmackDown will move from Thursday nights to Tuesday nights and will air live on the USA Network beginning on July 19th. Also, RAW and SmackDown will have separate rosters and there will be a Superstar draft.

WWE issued the following:

A SmackDown shakeup is about to completely reshape all of WWE. Beginning July 19, the second longest-running weekly episodic program in television history, SmackDown, will move from Thursday to Tuesday nights and air LIVE each and every week — for the first time ever — at 8/7 C on USA Network, the exclusive cable home to WWE’s marquee properties.

This bold move will have major ramifications for all of WWE and exemplify the New Era, as both Raw and SmackDown will each feature their own unique rosters and rivalries following an imminent Superstar draft.

“WWE’s flagship programs will both leverage the incredible depth of our talent roster, distinct storylines and the unpredictable nature of live TV,” WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon said. “This move will undoubtedly build more excitement and deepen engagement with our fans around th­e world.”

With so many explosive competitors emerging from WWE NXT, and top Superstars like John Cena and Seth Rollins returning from injury, WWE’s star-powered roster has never been stronger. Its historic division and the monumental revelation of SmackDown’s shift to a live format each week reflect the excitement and unpredictability of WWE’s New Era.

What awaits SmackDown on its new night, starting this July? Which live shows will claim your favorite Superstars? What will this all mean for the future of sports-entertainment? Stay tuned as WWE prepares to get shaken up like never before.

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  • HOAK KOGAAN #HOAKAMANIA

    So new titles? Or will the champions be on both shows? Hopefully new titles,so other ppl get shots as well.

    • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

      That’s not gonna give other ppl shots…its gonna get ppl lost in the shuffle (even MORE) and make rivalries repeat over and over (Even MORE) and make it boring (EVEN MORE!!) especially with a kinda short roster they have now…if they do get more titles (and more wrestlers) they gotta be NEW titles exclusive to the shows (I guess a Raw Champ & a SD! Champ ?)

      • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

        Bite your tounge #makesmackdowngreatagain

        • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

          lol You know I’m telling truth!!

          • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

            Be like Barooq and be positive about this news

          • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

            Lol I’m positive this is gonna bomb

          • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

            Ok I will give you this…this could lead to more tournaments for title shots and if ALL the current titles aren’t exclusive could lead to something actually NEWish lol

          • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

            See that wasn’t to hard lol

        • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

          About what? The Raw and SD! titles? lol

      • HOAK KOGAAN #HOAKAMANIA

        How can you be so blind? Brand split gives more chances to people because it opens up more slots. I’m not arguing with you though,pointless.

        • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

          How? when the roster is SLIM…??? and what u think Ryder is gonna sky rocket now on SD! or something? If they didn’t giva fuhq about him now (and even back when the split was ending and had WWECW as a brand and he didn’t even get a push there) what makes u think they give fuhq now? This is MORE recycled shittt and nothin NEW to this “NEW ERA”

          • HOAK KOGAAN #HOAKAMANIA

            Bro,who the fk is even talkin about bum azz Ryder? Are you dumb? I’m pretty sure you’re one of the ppl constantly whining about Roman and Cena getting everything and nobody else getting a chance to shine. Now it is gonna have a chance to happen,and you’re still whining. Just let it play out. If it sucks,oh well,smackdown can’t get much worse,at least it’s gonna suck live. Don’t be so damn negative,pimp. Just sayin

          • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

            Ryder was just an example of a midcarder who will magically sky rocket when this split happens and you don’t understand that a slim roster to begin with is not gonna work…it will fizzle out fast…and WWE could push alot of talent in 3 hrs without a Split but they choose not to…they rather have cringe worthy promos (#BlameCharlotte) and repeat feuds that no one really gives a fuhq about…Cena and Reigns will still have all the light shined on them because of VinnyMac It isn’t like that’s gonna change anytime soon…for me having a short roster where a lot of guys are hurt is gonna hurt this ?

  • Bite Me You Loser

    It’s probably going to be like what it was during the 1st roster split in 2002. Each show gets an exclusive roster then the WWE champion can be on both shows. Until WWE gets bored and splits the world title again.

  • JFJ

    Smackdown’s rating will rise significantly from this move. There won’t be spoilers so more people will tune in to watch, though I suspect there will be fans who treat it the same way they do RAW, which is to say they’ll DVR it and only watch certain parts. This will also force TNA to move Impact, which currently airs on Tuesday nights on POP TV, to a new night. Total Divas will also need to find a new night as it currently airs on Tuesday nights on E! and WWE will not want two of its shows on TV simultaneously.

  • Zack

    That’s big.

  • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

    Lol why announce it

    • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

      IT DOESN’T MATTER WHY THEY ANNOUNCE IT

  • It Begins kid

    SmackDown will be watchable again.

    • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

      Maybe lol

      • It Begins kid

        No more spoilers and no more fake audience track.

  • It Begins kid

    Bring back “Rise Up!” for the SmackDown theme.

    • Bonkerz

      Either that or the sadly unused “Smack Down” by Thousand Foot Krutch… (may include bias as they are my favourite band – but its still a damn good song)

  • That boy Alejandro

    Make smackdown great again

  • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

    Smh

  • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

    So we can have the two Cenas on different shows…so stupid ? #DONTBRINGBACKTHEBIGGOLDBELT #LAZYWWEISLAZY

  • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

    WWE aka REW (Recycle Everything Wresting) ? aka LACK (Lazy AF Creative s– Kickers)

    • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

      SOSW (Same Ol Shitttt WRESTLING)

    • Barooq Kidd #POP

      Savage lol

  • Jakerams

    Atleast Survivor Series will be fun again. Hopefully they create new titles/ bring back older titles. WWE can create stars now. Have the Royal Rumble winner face whoever the Smackdown champion is. The MITB winner stalks both champions on each show just to make both shows worth watching. If you bring up a few of the women you could give them separate titles for brands also.

  • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

    I hope this live smackdown and brand split doesn’t get overhyped to when WWE fucks up and everyone gets disappointed lol

  • Omega’d

    Wonder if Sky Sports will be airing it live?

    • DJRedders

      Even more hilarious to think, given it’s only beginning THIS WEEK that SmackDown has moved to Thursdays for Sky Sports…

    • andy

      Seeing as they have aired all the live smackdowns in the past I can safely say yes :-)

      • Omega’d

        Indeed, they announced it’ll be airing live from 19th July

  • Si Nicholls

    Hope they keep Cena & Roman on the same brand

  • Barooq Kidd #POP

    Yeah T-Rock lol ??

    • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

      Dont get mad became they havent confirm a bray push lol

      • Barooq Kidd #POP

        It’s coming! I still believe dammit lol!!! Heard a rumor that he will in the MITB match

        • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

          NOO

          • Barooq Kidd #POP

            *sways arms in the air from side to side*

          • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

            He will not touch that briefcase

  • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

    Knowing WWE they’ll mess up somehow lol

    • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

      1000%

  • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

    YES YES YES YES YES
    TOLD YALL

  • Mean Dean

    RIP TNA

    • Lisa

      Lol.

    • The Shockmaster

      • The one and only great one

        Lmao!!!

      • Someguy

        😛

    • Someguy

      XD

  • Lisa

    With the thin roster that WWE has, I doubt they’ll be able to implement this successfully.

  • Lisa

    Bring back the old SmackDown set, ramp and blue ropes.

    • The Shockmaster

      and the big fist 😀

      • Lisa

        Damn, I miss that set. My all-time favorite.

  • The Shockmaster

    Yay, they listened to me 😀

    • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

      ????

    • Barooq Kidd #POP

      ????????

  • Justin

    so roman is champ on one show.. and cena on the other… ohh great

  • Zack

    We’ve got another night of the week for online commentary ??

    • The Shockmaster

      I need to find more gifs lol

      • Zack

        Ah that was my first thought too ?

    • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

      If thats the case I’m only doing smackdown lol

  • Zack

    One thing to consider. Hopefully the individual rosters get a lighter schedule because of this so they can rest up more between cities and bring down the chances for injuries.

  • Trace Harston Hanner

    I’m going to have to disagree with the quote, “WWE’s star-powered roster has never been stronger”. I believe that back in the 90s where the likes of Undertaker and Kane, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H were the all stars of that era. I do not believe that the current roster can compare that closely with the attitude era roster.

  • Warren Roby

    If I was in the position the WWE is…
    I would have 3 major champions.
    Raw champion.
    Smackdown champion.
    WWE champion.

    I would keep the WWE World heavyweight championship as the top prize.
    Have a new RAW and Smackdown belt made up and have a triple threat match every PPV for the WWE championship. The champion would also be on both shows.

    Thoughts?

    • The Shockmaster

      They could do that with the Intercontinental and US championships respectively

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