Market Overview

WWE Says 'A SmackDown Shakeup Is About To Completely Reshape' The Company, But What Is It?

Share:
WWE Says 'A SmackDown Shakeup Is About To Completely Reshape' The Company, But What Is It?

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) said in a press release on Thursday that a "SmackDown shakeup is about to completely reshape all of WWE."

WWE announced that beginning July 19, its weekly "SmackDown" show will move from Thursday to Tuesday nights and air live each week — for the first time ever.

Related Link: Should Netflix Buy UFC And WWE? Clay Travis Thinks It's A Match Made In Heaven

The live show will be shown on USA Network, WWE's exclusive home to its marquee properties. The company added in its press release that the "bold" move will "have major ramifications" for the entire company and "exemplify the New Era, as both Raw and SmackDown will each feature their own unique rosters and rivalries following an imminent Superstar draft."

"WWE's flagship programs will both leverage the incredible depth of our talent roster, distinct storylines and the unpredictable nature of live TV," WWE Chairman Vince McMahon said. "This move will undoubtedly build more excitement and deepen engagement with our fans around th­e world."

Posted-In: USA Network Vince McMahonNews Sports Events Tech Trading Ideas General Best of Benzinga

 

Related Articles (WWE)

View Comments and Join the Discussion!
Fastest Market News Application
You'll Hear It First On Pro
Don't Miss Any Updates!
News Directly in Your Inbox
Subscribe to:
Benzinga Trading Daily
Get pre-market outlook, mid-day update and after-market roundup emails in your inbox.
Market in 5 Minutes
Everything you need to know about the market - quick & easy.
Daily Analyst Rating
A summary of each day’s top rating changes from sell-side analysts on the street.
Thank You

Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions feel free to call us at 1-877-440-ZING or email us at vipaccounts@benzinga.com

Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs

Valeant Hires Sam Eldessouky As SVP And Corporate Controller