The WWE revealed the venue details for the upcoming 1000th episode of SmackDown which is scheduled for October 16.
The historic episode will be aired from the Capital One Arena, Washington D.C. The tickets for the episode will be available from this Friday.
The WWE issued a statement for the event along with chairman Vince McMahon’s thoughts on the blue brand reaching the historic landmark.
“The historic 1,000th episode of WWE SmackDown LIVE will take place from the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, and air live on USA Network at 8/7 C. Tickets will be available starting this Friday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. ET at the Capital One Arena box office, via Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
“One thousand episodes is a tremendous milestone reinforcing the longevity and popularity of WWE,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “But it’s only the beginning, and the best is yet to come for SmackDown.”
On the air since 1999, SmackDown LIVE is the second-longest running weekly episodic cable television show in U.S. primetime history, only behind Monday Night Raw. SmackDown LIVE is currently among the most watched regularly scheduled programs on primetime cable and delivers more viewers in primetime than any cable network in the U.S. (2.9 million average viewers). SmackDown LIVE has aired more original episodes than some of the most popular television series of all time, including The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, Lassieand Monday Night Football.
SmackDown LIVE has also helped launch the careers of pop-culture icons including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and The Bella Twins.”