WWE SMACKDOWN ON FOX: WWE draft confirmed on ads airing on NFL games for second Smackdown episode on FOX

Posted on 9/15/119 by Colin Vassallo

It was announced during the NFL broadcast on FOX today that
another WWE draft will be held on the October 11 episode of
Smackdown and will continue the following Monday on Raw.

WWE is looking to completely separate the brands again once
Smackdown moves to FOX, with different commentary teams as
well as binning the wildcard rule that has been in effect
over the past several months. Usually a draft is held after
WrestleMania but this time WWE is doing it again to mix
things up as WWE starts its most lucrative television deal
in their history.

WWE later confirmed the news on WWE.COM adding that
personalities from FOX and NBCUniversal programming will be
on hand to announce select picks that will determine the
rosters of each distinct brand.

With a Smackdown 20th anniversary show on October 4 and a
draft episode on October 11, WWE is preparing to start on a
high on FOX. Typically, anniversary and draft shows bring in
bigger numbers than usual. In the past, the draft starts on
Raw and then continues on Smackdown but it will be the other
way round this time around.

FOX has been heavily pushing Smackdown on their NFL
broadcasts with repeated commercials and hosts mentioning
WWE coming over multiple times during the game.

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