WWE is gearing up for another blockbuster Premium Live Event after WrestleMania 40, which is WWE Backlash on May 4th. Ahead of the show, it appears the UK and Ireland will be getting new air times for the 3rd May episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

Traditionally, when WWE records episodes in Europe, they air on delay at their usual time, aligning with schedules for both US and European fans. However, WWE is making changes to this approach for the upcoming broadcasts.

The May 3rd edition of Friday Night SmackDown will be taped in Lyon, France. According to television listings for TNT Sports 1 in the UK and Ireland, this episode will air earlier than usual, from 6 PM to 8 PM UK time. This is a significant shift from the typical delayed broadcast format.

Additionally, WWE Backlash is set to take place on May 4th in Lyon, France and tickets are selling out quite quickly for the event. The event’s main event will feature Cody Rhodes defending the WWE Undisputed Championship against AJ Styles. This shift in scheduling allows fans in the UK and Ireland to watch these events closer to real time, offering a more synchronized viewing experience with the live tapings in Europe.


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