The debut of WWE on FOX is going to mark a historic television deal for the company. And with the weight of that milestone comes the pressure to deliver bigger than you ever have before. Vince will surely be reaching deep into his bag of tricks, especially with the looming presence of competition on Wednesday nights.
But a RAW Reunion type of show on Friday will not be enough to resurrect ratings overnight, as we have seen with version one on USA. WWE needs to prove they are building a new brand to go along with the name and network change. Because of this, we can expect to see a rapidly changing atmosphere both on the premiere and every Friday going forward.
Both inside and out of the squared circle, we can expect to see a refreshed version of SmackDown just in time for the beginning of a new era in wrestling. Expect some pyro and fireworks - both metaphorically and literally - not only on FOX, but as we embark upon a new dawn in the industry.
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