With the rumors of FOX and WWE coming close to a deal for Smackdown Live to join the FOX family in October of 2019 there is more on the deal. The Wrap is reporting that Smackdown will move back to Friday nights if the deal becomes official. Nothing in the story if the show would go back to being pre taped or live. The Hollywood Reporter says that the deal is worth over 1 Billion for 5 years averaging 205 million each year. The story says that there is believed to be a higher bid from a third party but WWE execs have embraced Fox’s commitment to heavily promote SmackDown through there robust sports portfolio.