Notes on WWE SmackDown Going Live and the Roster Changes, WWE Stars Comment

As noted, WWE SmackDown will begin airing live on the USA Network from 8pm – 10pm each Tuesday night beginning July 19th. SmackDown and RAW will have their own rosters for the first time in years.

Variety reports that each show will have their own storylines and writing teams. A WWE announcement also mentioned each show will have a “distinct cast, unique storylines and a dedicated writing team.”

There will be a WWE Draft held soon but we do not know exactly when that it will be. WWE’s announcement said it will come before the live premiere on July 19th.

Below are tweets from Triple H and other WWE stars:

Title Plans for John Cena, Major WWE Plans for Kevin Owens and Big Cass, Alberto Del Rio and Paige Drama on WWE TV?, Heat on WWE Tag Team, Vince McMahon Tired of Roman Reigns’ Push?, Major AJ Styles Concern, Velvet Sky to WWE?, Heat Between HHH and Top WWE Star, Shane McMahon – WWE Creative, Backstage Big Cass and Vince McMahon Story, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson Heat, WWE Star Saves Career Backstage, Huge WWE Plans for Women In the Works, Bad News for New WWE Stars, Huge Update on The Undertaker’s WWE Status, Must See New Lana & AJ Lee & Maryse, Lots of New GIFs & Exclusives, More