— As reported before, WWE Smackdown will be moving to Fox as of the fall of 2019 as part of a gigantic 5-year, $1.025 billion deal. There has been speculation on whether Smackdown would remain live since a move to Friday would bring with it some significant logistical problems related to travel, production, etc. According to a report by The Wrap, the show will continue to remain live so WWE does not have to rebrand and market the show which is officially dubbed as “Smackdown Live” at the moment.
“SmackDown” on Fox will remain live, TheWrap has learned exclusively — so WWE can hang on to all of its “SmackDown Live” marketing and signage. You know, unless they’d like to change the blue show to green or make some font tweaks ahead of next year’s big move from NBCUniversal cable to Fox broadcast.