WWE will be making their jump to Friday nights from October, owing to a huge deal they made with FOX. Wade Keller said on PW Torch‘s Raw Recap show that the contract they have with FOX is a very good one. The deal itself is such that they have it in the wording of their deal that Fox can’t move the show to FS1.
If WWE’s deal with FOX does have wording which prohibits Fox moving SmackDown Live to FS1, then FOX’s comments regarding Smackdown Live being ”short term” on the main network on Fridays seems more interesting now.
Regardless, we hope this huge move will prove beneficial to WWE and they will be able to draw in more viewers. With all the resources from FOX and Disney at their disposal, it should be possible.
We will keep you updated regarding WWE’s FOX deal as we get to know more.