AEW’s inception came about at Double Or Nothing 2019 and since then, the company has done all it could to provide a product that true lovers of pro wrestling would enjoy. For the most part, they have succeeded, but there is still lot of room for improvement.

As reported earlier, that particular episode of AEW Rampage managed to beat Friday Night Smackdown in the target 18 to 49 demographic during their half-hour overlap. That wasn’t all as Ruby Soho’s match with The Bunny tied with the Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar segment in the 18-49 demographic.

However, Friday Night Smackdown’s replay episode manage to beat AEW Dynamite in ratings last week. Now it seems WWE has officially announced that there will be two encore presentations of SmackDown to air on FS1 on Friday night.

The first encore presentation will air at 10 pm ET, which will air when Friday Night Smackdown goes off the air. The second replay will air right after that, at midnight. It is to be noted that The 10 pm encore presentation of SmackDown will go head-to-head with AEW Rampage on TNT.


“Friday Night SmackDown began a new chapter last week, and the blue brand will continue the explosive era this week on FS1 at 8/7 C. SmackDown will take over FS1 on Friday, as two encore presentations will immediately follow the regular broadcast airing at 8 p.m. ET. Last week on the blue brand, Brock Lesnar came hunting for Universal Champion Roman Reigns and earned an indefinite suspension, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks delivered fireworks around the SmackDown Women’s Title landscape, King Woods was officially coronated and much more. What will this week have in store when SmackDown heads to FS1?”

With AEW Rampage’s ratings continuing to fall every week, many fans believe AEW might not be able to remedy the situation anytime soon. From the looks of it, Friday Night Smackdown’s encore presentation might defeat AEW Rampage in ratings this week.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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