CBS: Smackdown Live reportedly moving to FOX

Although it has been 20 years since WWE faced legitimate opposition from a competing professional wrestling sports entertainment company, a move made Monday may have signaled the start of an in-house ratings war between its two biggest brands.

Less than one week after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that NBCUniversal declined its first right of refusal for SmackDown Live in order to focus resources on re-signing a deal to broadcast Raw “as much as three times its current value,” ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported Monday that the blue brand also has a new home.

Following an offer described by sources as “massive,” SmackDown will move to Fox starting in October of 2019

via WWE TV deals: SmackDown will reportedly air on Fox, move to Friday beginning in 2019 –


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