As noted, WWE SmackDown will begin airing live on the USA Network from 8pm - 10pm each Tuesday night beginning July 19th. SmackDown and RAW will have their own rosters for the first time in years.
Variety reports that each show will have their own storylines and writing teams. A WWE announcement also mentioned each show will have a "distinct cast, unique storylines and a dedicated writing team."
As seen in the video above, Shane and Stephanie McMahon discuss the move, and make their cases on why they should run SmackDown.
There will be a WWE Draft held soon but we do not know exactly when that it will be. WWE's announcement said it will come before the live premiere on July 19th.
Below are tweets from Triple H and other WWE stars:
We're live pal! https://t.co/nsJhVxvScA— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) May 25, 2016
WE'LL DO IT LIVE!!! https://t.co/8kAXThawFz— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) May 25, 2016
YES ???? YES ??? YES ???— Queen Kong Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) May 25, 2016
Tuesdays just got drastically better https://t.co/fGH8152VIb— Cathy Kelley (@catherinekelley) May 25, 2016
Oh hell yeah. Game on. https://t.co/GfKpmW0Fco— Mojo Rawley (@MojoRawleyWWE) May 25, 2016
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