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WWE: Smackdown live on Tuesday nights?

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Monday night Raw has been WWE's flag ship show for well over a decade, but during the Attitude Era in the early 2000's Smackdown was the show everyone talked about.

The Undertaker only ever appeared on Smackdown during the brand split and was one of the main attractions, but since both brands became one big show a few years ago, the Friday night spectacular has lost a lot of viewers.

Smackdown is currently recorded on a Tuesday night and is shown on Sky Sports in the UK on a Friday. However given WWE's current talks with NBC Universal, it seems they are about to announce a deal and part of this new contract would mean that Smackdown would come to us live every Tuesday night.

This could be just the thing to bring the show back up in numbers and turn it back into what it once was. It will also stop spoilers being posted days before the show airs, so much like Raw the content will be a surprise to the entire WWE Universe and that can only help WWE ticket sales and TV viewing figures.

As well as this, WWE could also make Smackdown longer and put more attention into it if their viewing figures do rise, lately it seems to have become an after thought and currently airs replays of Raw with the Raw rebound and Raw exclusive and there isn't a lot of effort put into advertising clashes for Smackdown.

WWE live on two consecutive night's can't be a long term arrangement though then there would be nothing for the following five days, I assume at some point the day would be changed but NXT is live on a Wednesday and does this also mean that Main Event and Superstars would be streamed out live on the same night or kept as a pre-record for later in the week?

Legendary commentator Jim Ross seems to be backing the plans as he tweeted earlier:

 "If nbc/universal keeps @WWE programming w/ a significant right fee increase, I'm guessing Smackdown goes LIVE on Tuesdays on SyFy."

Smackdown is currently being aired on a Friday on SyFy in America, presumably it would still be shown on Sky Sports live on a Tuesday much like Raw is.

For now this is just speculation as the talks between WWE and NBC look to be reaching their final stages, but with the WWE Network already bringing in good figures and NBC now interested in the product, it's safe to say the WWE franchise has a bright future.

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