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WWE On Fox Notes
With WWE moving SmackDown Live to Fox, some changes could be in the offing. These changes (h/t CagesideSeats) include:
- Another WWE draft being presented as a “legit sports draft”. The reason it will be starting on SmackDown Live is to legitimize the show and avoid the “B-show” label.
- Renee Young may be moved off of commentary to host a WWE studio show on FS1. This would be done because Fox are huge fans of Young.
- Commentators would be part of the brand re-draft as well. That means Corey Graves would be on commentary for only one show.
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Drew McIntyre Injured
The “Scottish Psychopath” Drew McIntyre is apparently out with an injury. According to PWInsider (h/t WrestlingInc), McIntyre has undergone a minor injury and will be out until October. No word is available as of yet as to what the injury is. McIntyre was last seen on August 26th where he lost to Ricochet in the King of the Ring.
Anthem Acquires Stake in AXS
Impact Wrestling may have found a new home in AXS TV. Anthem, the parent company of Impact wrestling, has bought a majority stake in AXS TV (h/t CagesideSeats). According to the press release, the deal will expand Anthem’s reach to 150 million households. Impact will now have it’s most consistent television home since leaving Spike TV in 2014.