ALTERNATE REALITY, serving Chicago comic fandom since 1978  That's over 40 years of service!                                                                                                    We started at the Comicbook Emporium in February of 1978, Five & Dime Comics from 1983 to 1994 and Alternate Reality ever since, thats over 40 years of serving Chicago South Side Comic Fandom                                                                   SAVINGS! SERVICE! SELECTION! HISTORY! We have it all!

 

 

WWE PREMIERE WEEK DETAILS
Posted: 092919

Premiere Week is Coming and the WWE is Shaking Everything Up

The first week of October will bring many changes to WWE programming on mainstream TV and the WWE network. The new home of SmackDown will be FOX starting on 10/4. The show was set up by specials that ran on 9/27 and 9/29. The show will get a half-hour "blue carpet" kickoff show that will show the arrival of WWE talent and mainstream sports stars and celebrities from the FOX network. The main event of the show will be labeled the SmackDown 20th anniversary celebration with the main event of Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship. Raw remains on USA and the season premiere will debut the new announce team of Vic Joseph, Jerry "The King" Lawler and Dio Maddin. Maddin is former NFL offensive lineman Brennan Williams who made his debut on the 205 Live commentary team earlier this month. The new SmackDown broadcast team will be Michael Cole with Corey Graves. Renee Young will be a "special contributor" on SmackDown. The NXT announce team of Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix will remain the same. The first 2-hour NXT show will have limited commercial interruptions. The new TV deal will add a new show called WWE Backstage that will debut on FS1 starting on 11/5. The show will have a rotating cast of guests and personalities along with the hosts. The WWE Draft will lay out the focus on all the brands on 10/11 and 10/14. Seen on both shows will be talent from NBC/Universal shows and FOX. And unlike the last draft talent will be confined to just one show since they will look and be booked differently. SmackDown is expected to be more sports orientated with little or no humor and very few backstage bits. Along with the major network changes 205 Live will now take place on Wednesdays and is under the control of the NXT booking team. NXT UK will now run on Thursdays on WWE Network.

See Also...

  RANALLO IS BACK
WWE NEWS-071417
Moves From Smackdown to NXT and Seems Happier for it
Images Copyright 2019 by their respective owners No rights given or implied by Alternate Reality, Incorporated Source: Various Sources

YESTERDAY'S NEWS:
"White Stars & Black Stars
"

     

TOMORROW'S NEWS:
"TBA
"

  COMIC NEWS HOME
MARVEL ARCHIVE
DC ARCHIVE
INDY ARCHIVE
 

MEDIA NEWS HOME
4 COLOR FILM ARCHIVE
FRANCHISE ARCHIVE
MEDIA ARCHIVES

  BRAWLING NEWS HOME
WWE ARCHIVE
SQUARED CIRCLE ARCHIVE
FIGHT ARCHIVE
 
 
25% OFF
2 NEW FIRST ISSUES
7 FULL DAYS
25% OFF OUR KIDS BOOK OF THE WEEK AND 25% OFF OUR BOOK OF THE WEEK

ALL WEEK LONG
EVERY WEEK!
20% OFF EVERY 20TH
SAVE 20% ON THE 20TH OF EACH MONTH!
EVERY SUNDAY
ALL KIDS CORNER COMICS & BOOKS 20% OFF
LADIES DAY THURSDAY
EVERY THURSDAY LADIES SAVE 20% OFF!
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION BUCKS
GOOD FOR VARIANT SETS, CLEARANCE COMICS & BACK ISSUES!
GOOD GRADES DESERVE A REWARD
BRING IN YOUR REPORT CARD!