UPDATE: While WWE officials have yet to comment
about the rumors of SmackDown being moved to Thursday night, the WWE production
trucks at the television tapings on Tuesday night indicated that the show will
be moving nights.
As seen in the photos posted here on the website late Tuesday night, the WWE
production trucks at the tapings had a large graphic that listed SmackDown as
airing at 8pm EST. on Thursday’s, complete with new WWE logos and current talent
SyFy, the home of SmackDown each week, has yet to release its new season
schedule, however with the lack of denial, it appears likely that this is an
ORIGINAL: As noted earlier, it seems as if WWE
may be moving SmackDown back to Thursdays… or they’re so strapped for cash
that they’re not only downsizing, they’re using their old trucks. (Hint: it’s
not the latter.) A fan at the SmackDown tapings Tuesday night spied the show’s
production trucks and happened to notice something odd about them. You can see
what I’m talking about below:
Will Mahoney (@HeelWillMahoney) August
Of course, WWE just renewed their deal with Viacom back in May,
and it’s entirely possible that this included a move to Thursday nights. Or
perhaps they’re taking advantage of those rumors that SpikeTV is canceling
iMPACT! and are moving back to a timeslot with more viewers. It could also be a
case of the company who did the trucks making a MAJOR mistake (not likely).
Whatever the case, this should be an interesting turn of events.
More as we get it.