This is mainly because NBCUniversal wants to only keep Raw which will be three times more expensive than the current deal.
However in 2019 the current TV deal between the WWE and NBCUniversal is expiring and this could change the landscape for Smackdown Live.
A tweet from Matthew Belloni of The Hollywood Insider suggest that Raw will stay on the USA Network, but SmackDown Live is still up for grabs. Fox has been speculated as a new home for SmackDown, though this should be taken with a hint of cynicism.
WWE and NBCU both declined comment on the negotiations, which are still underway. NBCU had paid $30 million for the SmackDown franchise in 2010. Initially airing on SyFy, they moved SD to U.S. full time in January 2016, but while it now boasts the sixth biggest audience among original cable shows, the blue brand will likely be ditched in favour of keeping Raw. At the time, United States of America aired five hours of live WWE programming a week; WWE programming now airs two nights a week on USA.
Smackdown, which still boasts the sixth biggest audience among cable originals (including news programming), enters the open market as sports and sports entertainment (WWE wrestling is staged) programming has been fetching a premium given the live tune-in that comes with it. This could be a very big deal pretty soon for a new network looking for a boost on Tuesday nights.
WWE chief financial officer George Barrios earlier this week when asked about Raw and Smackdown airing on differrent networks.
He later spoke at a reception welcoming the United States delegation. "It's the right thing to do, " a smiling Netanyahu said . The other members of the delegation are Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S.
Trump is set to decide by May 12 to either keep the U.S.in the nuclear deal or not. "But lots of things can happen". Leaving the Iran deal in place wouldn't have hurt his standing with the Don't-Tread-On-Me Trump loyalists.
Since most e-cigarettes use lithium batteries, there is commonly known high risks associated with improper use of the electronics. And in 2016, a vape pen user in NY suffered third-degree burns after the pen exploded in his trousers , NBC reported .
Since the eruption started more than a week ago, 36 structures, including 27 homes, have been destroyed. She said the lava inside the volcano sank out of site, replaced with steam plumes rising into the sky.
Rights groups in Hungary and overseas have denounced the proposals as a way of cracking down on groups critical of the government. Earlier against Soros and his Foundation in Hungary was launched large-scale campaign.
By comparison, the Liaoning is thought to now carry around 30 warplanes, including fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Besides India, the US, Russia, the UK, France, Italy, Thailand and China operate a total of 18 aircraft carriers.
Prior to serving as the County Executive, he was elected to the Baltimore County council where he served for 16 years. On Twitter, Hogan wrote, "the First Lady and I are shocked and grieved by the sudden passing of [Kamenetz]".
They've got great options. "The season has ended for most of the teams in the league, it's a nice time , but for us it's work". It's only the second time this season Liverpool have lost two games in a row, and they are yet to lose three in a row.
As of Wednesday, the 45th Weather Squadron said the probability for good launch weather Thursday at the Cape as 80 percent. Nowadays, NASA sends astronauts to the International Space Station using Russia's Roscosmos space program.
A probe is under way into a fire in a Tesla Model X SUV that crashed on a freeway near Mountain View, California, on March 23. Everything we have seen thus far indicated a very high-speed collision and that Autopilot was not engaged.
Politicians across all parties have been paying tributes to the beloved former Labour MP all day as the announcement was made. Having pushed the British government to bid for the Olympics, her joy on securing the games for London was short-lived.
Elon Musk has given the first glimpse of his underground Los Angeles tunnel, and said free rides will start in just a few months. U.S. cities have largely halted the building of new tunnels and subways due to high costs that can exceed $1 billion per mile.
Kante helped Chelsea FC to keep Liverpool FC's attacking trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah muted in west London. "I am the first person to answer for this as I am the coach of this team".
Major League Baseball has issued a statement saying the Supreme Court ruling will have "profound effects" on the league. New Jersey lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would regulate and tax sports betting, hours after the U.S.
A more closely followed measure that strips out food and energy, known as the core CPI, rose a smaller 0.1% last month. The US labour department said on Thursday that its consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.2% after slipping 0.1% in March.
The vaccine requires storage at a temperature between -60 and -80 degrees C, tricky in a country with unreliable electricity. The experimental vaccine was shown to be highly effective in Guinea in 2015 during the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Tusk said earlier that it was "absurd to even think that the European Union could be a threat to the US" in terms of trade. European Council President Donald Tusk urged the EU to "speak with one voice" in maintaining the nuclear deal with Iran.
With more than 1 200 people wounded by live fire, it was the deadliest day in Gaza since Hamas's last war with Israel in 2014. US light crude was 15 cents lower at $70.81 a barrel, also not far off its highest since November 2014, in a volatile session.
Influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc won the most seats, while Badr Brigade head Hadi al-Amiri came in a close second. Some prominent politicians now believe that al-Abadi is still the favorite to form the next government despite losing.
He may propose some kind of peace plan (less than a treaty) between North and South Korea that doesn't require denuclearization. When he was asked about how he was treated by the North Korean regime, Kim replied, "We were treated in many different ways".
Zverev's serve fired nearly robotically and Thiem was unable to recreate the magic from his win over Nadal in the quarter-finals. Zverev pocketed the opening game thanks to a double-fault and then, was never really thrown into a challenge throughout.
This year, it will be observed today - May 13. " Mom ", I replied, "there are some other moms who might disagree with you ". So, you can make use of the following motherhood quotes which you can send or recite to express the love you feel for her .
Officers walk past debris at Santa Maria church after the explosion in Surabaya , East Java, Indonesia on May 13, 2018. The attack on a district packed with malls, embassies and United Nations offices left around 20 others injured.
It is going to be entertaining to me, I'll be in Russian Federation for a week to follow the games and then finally vacation". Madrid can not let this chance slip - finals are to be won, not played and Real Madrid know what is at stake.
The statement said the church wants to move forward with its own program that involves youth leadership and development. Reactions to the news were mixed from Mormons who grew up scouting, working their way toward becoming Eagle Scouts.