On April 5, 2019, WWE Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque appeared of FS1’s “First Thing First” and revealed that in addition to SnackDown LIVE premiering on its new home on FOX on Friday, October 4, FS1 will be the new home of a Tuesday night studio show that will be covering all WWE News and all other WWE happenings in the WWE Universe. The show will also feature various WWE related discussions and it has also been reported that the studio show will have appearances from past and present WWE superstars, as well.
“If you are a WWE fan across the board, this is the show that will be ‘can’t miss’. Because it’s going to talk about everything you love in a way that you can’t get anyplace else.”– Triple H stated.
Details about WWE’s Tuesday night FS1 show are yet to be revealed and the name of the show hasn’t also been confirmed. However, according to sources, WWE filed a trademark to the name “WWE After The Bell” in July 2019.
As of right now, there is no word on what the trademark is needed for, however, several speculations have suggested that this possibly could be the name for the WWE studio show that will be premiering on Fox’s FS1 later this year given that the show will cover all major WWE Results from RAW, SmackDown LIVE, and NXT. Other sources have also suggested that the studio show will be hosted by current RAW commentator Renne Young.
WWE SmackDown LIVE will be moving to FOX on October 18, 2019. The show first moved to MyNetworkTV in October 2008, to Syfy on October 1, 2010 and to USA Network on January 7, 2016.
According to sources, Fox is inviting several celebrities to attend their premier episode of SmackDown Live, as they hope to make their debut show seem like a prestigious event. The show takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, so expect several big names to possibly appear on SmackDown’s debut on FOX.
As per another latest report, the October 25th episode of SmackDown Live will be anticipated from its normal timeslot due to Game 3 of the World Series. WWE has been buidling the upcoming move to FOX as one of the major and historic decisions in the company’s history. WWE Co-President Michelle Wilson reently also discussed that FOX will be available in 35% more homes than USA Network and noted that the company will also be promoted heavily, as well.