Fox Enters the Wrestling Ring, Picking Up WWE’s SmackDown Live Starting in October 2019

Will air on Friday nights for five years

SmackDown Live will shift from USA to Fox beginning on Oct. 4, 2019. Fox Sports

21st Century Fox still doesn’t know whether Disney or Comcast will be its new parent company, but Fox Broadcasting’s sports-heavy future has been solidified with a new five-year deal to bring WWE’s SmackDown Live to the network.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.