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WWE NOTES & NEWS COMING OUT OF FINAL USA NETWORK SMACKDOWN

By Mike Johnson on 2019-09-25 01:21:00

In a change from the normal flow of things, WWE featured a dark match with Roman Reigns before the live crowd in San Francisco tonight unfolding for the fans in attendance as 205 Live viewers on the WWE Network watched several backstage promos and video packages.  Usually, WWE announces a final dark match to close out the taping for after the 205 Live taping, but this time, the 205 Live talents closed the live show.  So, that's why 205 didn't go right into the in-ring action per usual.

Pretty much everyone to a person that worked the weekend loop with dates in The Phillipines, China and Hawaii were beyond exhausted and glad to have a few days off coming up.  It was a rough travel loop.

According to Ad Age, Progressive Insurance will be the presenting sponsor of Friday Night Smackdown on FOX while lots of others are lined up as advertisers.

SportsNet/SN36 in Canada will air a one-hour version of WWE NXT on Fridays at 7 PM EST, likely the same edited version that Hulu will be receiving going forward.

Before Smackdown went on the air tonight, Apolo Crews beat Buddy Murphy in a dark match.  Thanks to Shannon Walsh.

Mick Foley, Rikishi and Mark Henry filmed segments for an episode of Big Show's Netflix series last week.

 

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