SmackDown Live opened with another segment of Truth TV. R-Truth and Carmella’s show included multiple dance breaks, one which included Stephanie, Shane, and Vince McMahon.
While some fans enjoyed the opening of SmackDown 1000, others may have found it childish or pointless. Apparently, FOX feels the same way, hoping to see the Blue Brand take a more serious approach to their programming next year.
According to Dave Meltzer and The Wrestling Observer, FOX wants SmackDown Live to tone down the comedy, instead focusing more on the sports and competition side of wrestling.
That means no Truth TV and possibly forcing the SD Live Tag Team Champions to hold back on the comedy, pushing the New Day into a more serious direction.
SmackDown Live will premiere on FOX next year on October 19th, possibly with a recap show airing on their sister show Fox Sports 1.
How do you feel about SD Live possibly heading in a more serious direction? Does the comedy keep the two-hour show light, or do you think it disrupts a great program when it goes off the walls?