WWE unveils SmackDown 20th anniversary show for Fox Sports premiere


WWE is preparing a huge SmackDown Live 20th anniversary show for when they make the move over to Fox Sports later this year.

WWE announced in a statement today that the 20th anniversary episode of SmackDown will mark the premiere of the show on Fox as well, all taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on October 4.

WWE also stated that superstars from the past and the present will be at the show in LA to celebrate the occasion.

Superstars that have been advertised for the show include The Undertaker, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Asuka, Roman Reigns, and WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.

WWE Hall of Famers that have been advertised include Kurt Angle, Lita, Mick Foley, Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Trish Stratus, Goldberg, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Mark Henry, Ric Flair, and Sting.

Vince McMahon said about the announcement: “SmackDown has been delivering action-packed, family-friendly programming for two decades, and we look forward to entertaining generations to come as we begin this next chapter on Fox.”

Eric Shanks, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer of Fox Sports, added: “Since we announced our five-year agreement last June, we have been eagerly counting down the days to the launch of SmackDown Live on Fox Sports.

“We couldn’t be more excited and are pulling out all of the stops to commemorate SmackDown’s 20th anniversary celebration.”


As we get closer to the show, WWE is bound to release more details on what matches will take place to get fans even more excited.

It wasn't long ago however that fans went on a nostalgia trip with WWE, as the Raw Reunion show took place back in July with appearances from John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

SmackDown aims to start their run on Fox with a bang, and they're bringing back a few legends from the past to help make that a reality with a 20th anniversary show.

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