WWE SmackDown Live is moving to Friday nights on FOX in October, and the network certainly seems to be pushing wrestling to the forefront ahead of SmackDown’s big debut. At the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday a graphic for FOX Sports was shown and it features Roman Reigns front and center.
The WWE is coming to Fox in October and it’s getting front and center billing at TCA. pic.twitter.com/XCIQ91vKDs
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 7, 2019
There’s been a lot of talk about SmackDown’s ratings as of late, but FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier recently noted that the network will be putting just as much effort into promoting WWE as it does for the NFL.
“In terms of protections– this is a company that historically really leaned into NFL at a time where I think no one thought Fox could do so, and they’ve turned out to become the leading purveyor of the NFL. And we’re leaning into WWE with just as much enthusiasm.”
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