WWE Talking Smack became incredibly popular with fans over time. The unscripted nature of the show gave the WWE Universe a chance to see their favorite superstars in a less structured environment. Many have wondered why WWE recently changed the name of the show.
The title of ‘Talking Smack’ is now ‘The SmackDown Lowdown.’ It seemed odd to change the name of such a well-liked show. It turns out there’s a very simple reason for the switch.
Dave Meltzer discussed the change in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The Peacock series got a new name because WWE is launching a similarly-named show on the A&E Network. That show is called ‘SmackTalk.’
“Talking Smack on Peacock has gotten a name change to Smackdown Lowdown. The reason seems to be that A&E is doing a new TV show as part of its Sunday night block called WWE Smack Talk with Booker T, Jackie Redmond and Peter Rosenberg.”
WWE recently signed a huge deal to provide content for A&E. Several shows have already aired, including ‘WWE: Evil’ as well as a series of biographies about WWE legends. Smack Talk will be the newest addition when it premieres in July.
‘Talking Smack’ has a new name, but the show isn’t going anywhere. WWE just changed the name to avoid any possible confusion with the new A&E series. The move appears to have been entirely cosmetic.
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