WWE is moving to Fox in October and that will come with a lot of changes. This includes how some fans need to schedule their viewing experience.
The Wrap reports that Friday Night SmackDown will air at 8:00 PM on the West Coast. This means that fans in that time zone will not get the show live. It is reported that WWE made this decision because Fox believes this will be a “cleaner” way to air the show.
Fans in the Eastern and Central time zones will still get SmackDown live on Fox starting at 8:00 PM and 7:00 PM respectively.
We will have to wait and see how this might help or hurt ratings, but it is interesting that fans in Los Angeles’ Staples Center for SmackDown’s Fox debut will plausibly be able to be out of the building and home by the time the show actually airs on television.