WWE has taken an unusual turn in its broadcasting schedule, revealing that the upcoming episode of SmackDown, scheduled for next week, will not air on its regular FOX channel but will instead be broadcast on FS1. This change in venue comes just before the final show leading up to Survivor Series: WarGames.
The latest episode of SmackDown introduced two new matches for the anticipated premium live event. The Women’s WarGames match was officially confirmed, featuring Team Damage CTRL, comprised of Bayley, IYO SKY, Asuka, and Kairi Sane, pitted against a formidable team consisting of Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair, Shotzi, and Becky Lynch. Additionally, a singles match between Santos Escobar and Carlito was announced, adding further intrigue to the Survivor Series lineup.
In a surprising move, WWE announced the shift to FS1 for the upcoming SmackDown episode, deviating from its usual FOX broadcast. The advertised Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship match between Finn Balor and Damian Priest and The Street Profits is expected to be a highlight of the FS1 broadcast.
Furthermore, the return of Kevin Owens from his suspension is eagerly anticipated, as he is set to make an appearance as a guest on The Grayson Waller Effect. With the upcoming episode serving as the go-home show for Survivor Series: WarGames, fans are left in suspense, eager to witness the developments and surprises that WWE has in store on the blue brand.