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Conflicting reports of why Talking Smack was cancelled, Vince McMahon unhappy with an episode?

Talking Smack

We noted before how WWE cancelled Talking Smack as a weekly show, and despite the fan petition to bring it back, it appears that the talk show will only continue as the fallout for PPVs.

Soon after it was cancelled, Sports Illustrated reported that the Chairman of the Board Vince McMahon was not happy with the unscripted nature of the show and hence it was cancelled.

However, the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter denies these claims. According to it, if Vince was not pleased with the show, it would have been cancelled completely instead of being continued after PPVs.

Furthermore, it’s said that Vince does not hate Talking Smack as a show, though he didn’t watch it either and instead he was getting a weekly report about it every Wednesday.

Although the Boss was particularly unhappy about an episode of the talking show aired back on May 23, 2017, which featured the first recorded appearance of the New Day following the Superstar Shakeup.

According to reports, Mr McMahon felt that the first appearance of New Day after drafts should have been on SmackDown Live itself instead of the post show which doesn’t air on TV.

The apparent reason why the show was cancelled according to the Newsletter is still the lower numbers it was doing ever since being moved to the secondary spot after 205 Live.