Backstage Talk on WWE Creative and SmackDown Moving to the USA Network, USA to Bring a Ratings Boost


– As noted, WWE SmackDown will be moving to the USA Network in the first quarter of 2016. While the move from Friday night to Thursday night didn’t have the results expected for SmackDown, the move from Syfy to USA should significantly change things and boost the ratings.

It’s expected that WWE will likely be running more Monday – Thursday angles where they begin something on Monday and do the blow-off on Thursday. We could see more continuity between the two shows.

Similar to how they have done with new show launches in the past, WWE will likely load SmackDown up with weekly appearances by top Superstars when they first make the move to USA next year.

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