About Us  |   Contact

Talking Smack to no longer air weekly on WWE Network

One of the staples of WWE Network original programming is having its broadcast schedule significantly reduced.

WWE issued a statement today confirming that Talking Smack will no longer air weekly and will instead only be shown after SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-views: "We continuously review WWE Network's programming line-up based on a variety of factors, including viewership and subscriber research. Talking Smack and Raw Talk will air following pay-per-view events, and Tuesday will continue to feature 205 LIVE."

Talking Smack was one of the elements that helped SmackDown differentiate itself from Raw after last summer's brand split. With Renee Young and Daniel Bryan as the co-hosts of the show, it furthered storylines and provided an outlet for advanced character development.

The most memorable moment of Talking Smack's weekly run was a segment that attempted to blur the lines between storyline and reality as Bryan and The Miz got into a heated exchange on the August 23rd, 2016 episode. After Bryan insulted Miz's in-ring style, Miz dared him to quit and go back to the indies.

When 205 Live debuted on the Network, Talking Smack was moved back an hour and was taped during that show.