USA network has been SmackDown Live’s home for a few years now, but in 2019 the blue brand will be making the jump to Fox.
It was recently reported that Fox wants SmackDown Live to be less of a comedy show, and more of a sports show, and it looks like the network also wants WWE to bring in UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.
Dave Meltzer talked about Cormier possibly working with WWE as a commentator on Wrestling Observer Radio, and he noted that the network is pushing to make it happen.
“The Cormier thing is, Fox wants Cormier. That’s the deal,” Meltzer said via Wrestling Inc. “That’s where that (news) comes from. Vince isn’t yelling as much at the guys on Smackdown every week, because Vince doesn’t go to Smackdown that much anymore. And they want him (Cormier) for Smackdown. Although when SmackDown’s on Fox on Friday, that may all change. He (Vince) may be at every Smackdown again. But Fox wants Cormier, that’s the deal with Cormier. Because number one, they want more of a sports presentation, and number two, they love Cormier from the UFC, and they don’t want to lose him. So that’s what that is about.”
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