In a rather interesting development, Chael Sonnen, who is currently the lead commentator for GFW, is set to meet with Michael Cole when WWE does a Smackdown taping in Portland on August 11. There are talks that Sonnen has long been interested in joining the promotion and working as an on screen talent. He definitely has the passion and the talent for the job.
July 30, 2015
Just to give you an idea of how important the company views the Tough Enough series, Vince McMahon has started to skip out on the Smackdown taping each week so that he can fly down to Florida to be on the set of the reality television show. For years, the CEO would always be on set to direct things, so this is quite the change in mentality.
July 25, 2015
Generally, when you are doing the final week of promoting a pay per view, the interest level in the product increases. That is not the case with the latest episode of Smackdown. It received the lowest amount of viewers for a non holiday in years. Hopefully, this prompts Vince McMahon to make some changes with how the creative department handles things.
July 17, 2015
When his brother went down with a serious injury, Jimmy Uso was faced with the prospect of not being used for the next several months. However, WWE has figured out something for him to do. He is filling in as a commentator on Smackdown now. Uso will more than likely be in that role throughout the summer.
June 26, 2015
During a recent interview, Jerry Lawler was asked which show that he preferred to be a commentator for. He surprisingly mentioned Smackdown, even though Monday Night Raw has long been considered the flagship show. Lawler pointed out that there was a lot of less pressure when you're working the secondary show. He stated that doing a two hour taped show is a whole lot easier than doing a live three hour production.
June 6, 2015
While the internet wrestling community is making a big deal about it, the staff at TNA were not surprised that Impact Wrestling lost more than 100,000 viewers this week. Dixie Carter and her team knew that a drop usually takes place whenever a television show changes days. It has happened to them before, and it has also happened to Smackdown. Once fans figure out that they have moved, then the numbers will slowly start increasing again.
June 4, 2015
A big change might be needed for the Intercontinental Championship match at Elimination Chamber, as news has now leaked that Rusev was injured during the Smackdown taping on Tuesday. He worked a match against Ryback. The Bulgaria born wrestler was spotted in a wheelchair, while wearing a cast on his right leg and holding crutches. WWE has not made an official announcement in regards to the situation yet.
May 27, 2015