Jerry Lawler claims Smackdown may be set to air live

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Smackdown has already undergone one big change in 2015 as the company made the decision to change it's broadcast night.

Smackdown made the jump from Friday to Thursday nights earlier this year and has continued to outscore many other shows on Thursday nights in America.

Smackdown is having success in terms of TV ratings but there are still some very big questions surrounding the show.

We are three months away from the start of the new NFL season and of course the return of Thursday night football.

RAW is normally able to match Monday night football but RAW also has something that Smackdown doesn't it is broadcast live.

Some fans have become disenfranchised with Smackdown in recent years as the show is taped on a Tuesday night but doesn't broadcast until several days later.

Often, some fans will choose to not watch the show and find spoilers online from people who attended instead.

Well one of the announcers from Smackdown and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry 'The King' Lawler has dropped a very big hint about the future of the show.

Smackdown is currently broadcast on Syfy on a Thursday night but it according to Lawler at a meet and greet event, it could be set to move back to a Friday and be broadcast live on the USA network.

Making the switch to live TV could be the injection of life that Smackdown could have been missing for a long time.

The only question that remains now is whether it will actually happen and if it will save the WWE's second show.

Lack of authority

If ever it was unclear that RAW is the WWE's prime brand, the one thing that signifies that is the presence of the Authority.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon only ever appear on RAW and an appearance on Smackdown from the Authority is rare.

Other than the Authority, some of the biggest names in 2015 like Brock Lesnar and Sting weren't used on Smackdown as their appearances were saved for live TV.

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