WWE Backstage will debut on FS1 starting on November 5th giving WWE fans only a few precious Tuesdays during October when they don’t have a television commitment.
This studio news show has been discussed for a while, but now with the official announcement, Renee Young and Booker T can finally discuss their involvement.
In WWE’s official announcement of the new show, Renee Young described it as a “wrestling show for wrestling fans.” This show will not discriminate between hardcore and newer fans as they promise a fun, loud experience.
“WWE Backstage is a wrestling show for wrestling fans. From hardcore fans to people new to wrestling, we’ll give them a little bit of everything. It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be loud, we’re going to give them a ton of opinions and I can’t wait to help spread the word about SmackDown coming to FOX.”
Booker T will be co-hosting this new show and he described how great it is to be part of the Fox family.
“It’s awesome being part of the FOX family and part of this movement of Friday Night SmackDown to FOX. FOX Sports has always been the one-stop shop for sports and now it’s going to be the one-stop shop for sports and entertainment. I think this is going to be a tag team that’s going to last for a long time, and one that cannot lose. As I always say, now can you dig it, sucka?”
WWE producing their own studio news show will be very interesting indeed. Transparency could always become and issue, but as Young promised to appeal to hardcore fans you have to wonder how much of a look they will give fans behind the curtain.