In recent years, WWE has gone to build a real television and economic empire thanks to the agreements signed with important American and non-American television broadcasters, with the most profitable contracts that have arrived thanks to the signing with USA Network, an NBC channel that broadcasts for years Monday Night Raw and with FOX, which for some years has been broadcasting Friday Night Smackdown.
After also signing a multi-million dollar contract with Saudi Arabia and its principality, WWE has also begun a series of annual trips and tours that take the crew of the company to perform in the rings of the Saudi country, in a much larger built plan.
in ten years. In recent years, the WWE has also been keen to divide its rosters well, since until recently the rosters had returned to being mixed, with Superstars who theoretically were to be exclusive to Raw appearing in Smackdown and vice versa, but with the agreement signed with FOX, it seems that the management of this television broadcaster wants to go back to having exclusives for her that others must not have.
FOX has big plans
According to what was revealed by the usual Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, a well-known overseas radio program that keeps all fans and professionals updated on the news in the field of WWE and several other important American and world companies, FOX would be pushing hard on the fact of having Top Superstars just for her, who should not, however, also appear on the Raw rings.
Apparently, neither of the two broadcasters would be happy to see their Superstars appear in the "rival" show, especially FOX, with both channels, therefore, wanting unique rosters for each show, not to be modified. In his speech, Meltzer in fact stated: "Both networks are pushing for unique rosters.
Between highs and lows, both, especially FOX, push for real exclusivity on their kids." These names that FOX would not want to see appear on other shows other than Smackdown, are those of Ronda Rousey, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair, with some of the most important WWE characters currently being an integral part of the blue roster, with the thing that could thus put Raw a little in trouble, at least in terms of ratings.
Next week's episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX will not be airing on FOX after all. Next week's episode is set to be a big event for WWE once again after they made their Season Premiere on FOX this week, but fans who want to see SmackDown next week will have to tune in to Fox Sports 1 instead of the typical broadcast which airs on FOX.