talking smack

WWE recently made a big change to their programming schedule on the WWE Network. Fans are used to watching Talking Smack every Tuesday night after 205 Live, but unfortunately that won’t be an option anymore because the show has been cancelled as a weekly series.

WWE issued the following statement explaining the change:

“We continuously review WWE Network’s programming line-up based on a variety of factors, including viewership and subscriber research. Talking Smack and Raw Talk will air following pay-per-view events, and Tuesday will continue to feature 205 Live.”

Talking Smack seems to be one of the most popular shows on the WWE Network, so the decision has left fans scratching their heads in regards to why the company would cancel the weekly talk show.

According to Sports Illustrated, the show wasn’t cancelled due to lack of viewers, it was cancelled by Vince McMahon himself. The report claims that McMahon’s appearances at weekly WWE TV tapings are becoming “increasingly irregular” but he was reportedly at TV this past week, and was unhappy with Talking Smack as he strongly believed that the show does not serve the company’s best interests.

It was also noted that Vince McMahon remains looped in on every key detail concerning Raw and SmackDown Live even if he’s not present at the tapings.

It is worth noting that Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is disputing the SI story.

Are you going to miss watching Talking Smack every Tuesday night? Sound off in the comments below.

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