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SmackDown 20th anniversary set for Oct. 4 on FOX



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SmackDown’s 20th anniversary celebration is drawing near, and the WWE Universe found out how they can be a part of it on Monday morning. The 20th anniversary episode will mark the premiere of SmackDown LIVE on FOX at 8 p.m. ET and take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets will be available starting this Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. PT via the STAPLES Center box office, AXS.com or by calling 1-888-929-7849.

WWE Superstars past and present will be on hand at STAPLES Center to celebrate the occasion, including WWE Hall of Famers Kurt Angle, Lita, Mick Foley, Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Trish Stratus, Goldberg, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Mark Henry, Ric Flair and Sting.

“SmackDown has been delivering action-packed, family-friendly programming for two decades, and we look forward to entertaining generations to come as we begin this next chapter on FOX,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO.

“Since we announced our five-year agreement last June, we have been eagerly counting down the days to the launch of SmackDown LIVE on FOX Sports,” said Eric Shanks, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer of FOX Sports. “We couldn’t be more excited and are pulling out all of the stops to commemorate SmackDown’s 20th anniversary celebration.”

Beginning with the 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, Oct. 4, SmackDown will air on FOX 52 weeks a year and captivate fans with a unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism.

On the air since 1999, SmackDown LIVE is the second-longest running weekly episodic cable television show in U.S. primetime history, only behind Monday Night Raw, and is currently among the most-watched regularly scheduled programs on primetime cable. SmackDown LIVE has aired more original episodes than some of the most popular television series of all time, including The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, Lassie and Monday Night Football.

In its 20-year history, SmackDown LIVE has also helped launch the careers of pop-culture icons, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, Triple H, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Bella Twins.

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Almost time to lay the smackdown on Friday nights once again.
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Re: SmackDown 20th anniversary set for Oct. 4 on FOX

Why is that loser in the bottom left corner of that picture? Surely there's no way in hell she has any presence on this show.

As usual, they try to make money and ratings off of her because they know she's popular but they won't book her. The ultimate disrespect.
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Re: SmackDown 20th anniversary set for Oct. 4 on FOX

We'll see if this special show will draw in viewers, especially important as it's their network debut. It's nice to see asuka as a featured pic but I doubt this means she'll get booked better. I assume those pictured are the ones that Fox has the most interest in but I could be wrong.

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If his schedule allows, they should get The Rock to make a live appearance. They are celebrating 20 years of The Rock's show!

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Sure, hype and all, except that Seth and Kofi are still world champions. So no, not really.
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Why is that loser in the bottom left corner of that picture? Surely there's no way in hell she has any presence on this show.

As usual, they try to make money and ratings off of her because they know she's popular but they won't book her. The ultimate disrespect.
Because sports-oriented I guess

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100 bucks says this is where they start the Taker/Sting build.
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Because sports-oriented I guess
If the product is going to be sports oriented, and they want her pushed as a result, great. You couldn't pick a better representative to make womens wrestling look like a legitimate division than Asuka. She has no peer.

My fear, and it's well founded in WWE having done this before, is they're using her image because they're well aware of her popularity, but they have no plans to use her going forward, and especially not on this show. No way do I believe she's on the first SmackDown on Fox. The only way I can believe that is if Fox is just completely calling the shots and they are telling Vince who he's using and he has no say in the matter, lest he be cancelled, but I don't buy that.




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Can't wait to see Smackdown legends Goldberg and Sting on this show!
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Re: SmackDown 20th anniversary set for Oct. 4 on FOX

Tyrion already ruined this thread on his first post.
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