WWE is going through great changes but it seems that something always happens behind the scenes.
Joe Peisich said in a special edition of the Barnburner Fired Up podcast that WWE has big plans for SmackDown Live as they approach the days of a Friday night show on Fox Network instead of on Tuesdays in the US Network.
“2019 will be an absolutely great year for WWE. Well, Raw and SmackDown Live will suffer changes. I heard that some people are talking about a new type of source, a new look because you know that in October they will be on Fox TV for SmackDown Live. “
“At the moment, as people consider Raw to be the main show, SmackDown looks like B-Show for the 2019 release because SmackDown will be the main show, Raw will be the secondary show. There is also talk of reducing Raw to 2 hours, I do not think that will happen. But there has been talking that Raw could be reduced to 2 hours. “
Of course, we’ll know when WWE will officially announce things and if we see a Superstar Shake-Up before October to boost SmackDown Live, we’ll have a better idea of which brand will be considered most important. But right now, Fox receives a lot more viewers than USA Network, so it could be something to consider as well.
The New York Post reported that SmackDown will last three hours on FOX. However, he named the article The Wrap as the source, although the story of The Wrap did not say anything about its possible change to three hours. With Smackdown streaming on the FOX network, it will almost certainly remain in two hours since FOX affiliates broadcast their local news.
Anyway, there is still more than a year for the agreement to be effective and until then surely there are rumors about the duration and the day of the program.