According to a report submitted to Pro-Wrestling.net WWE Hall of Famer Jerry The King Lawler told a fan at a meet and greet over the weekend at the 37th annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Indiana that Smackdown would be going live when it moved to the USA Network in January 2016. Lawler said possibly on Fridays.

(Paul thoughts: While I doubt Smackdown will ever move back to Fridays if WWE has a say, there was talk when WWE was doing negotiations on their TV deal about Smackdown being live to make themselves more enticing to NBC Universal. Given that USA is focusing on more on live sports programming with Raw and the NHL, it only makes sense that WWE’s secondary brand would be live as well when it appears on the network. What that means for WWE’s production schedule or production costs are yet to be seen.)