In a potential shift for WWE’s SmackDown programming, reports suggest a move to FS1 could be on the horizon come fall.

FoxSports recently announced plans to broadcast college football games on Friday nights starting in the autumn months.

While the specific schedule has yet to be unveiled, speculation arises that SmackDown may transition to FS1 if Fox airs college football games in September. This wouldn’t be the first time SmackDown found itself on FS1, having made the move previously for MLB playoffs and the World Series.

Come October, SmackDown is slated to relocate to the USA Network as its contract with Fox concludes. WWE and USA Network have inked a five-year agreement, set to bring the blue brand to USA Network starting October 2024.


Since October 2019, SmackDown has enjoyed its home on Fox, but potential changes may lie ahead with this forthcoming transition.

Stay tuned to Ringside News for further updates on the potential relocation of SmackDown to FS1 for September episodes as more information becomes available.

For those interested, Ringside News offers live coverage of SmackDown every Friday, commencing at 8 p.m. ET.

How bad do you think the viewership will be effected if SmackDown moves to FS1 this fall? Let us know in the comments below.

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Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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