No word yet on if WWE will begin to run non-televised blue brand live events on Tuesday night. This could be a way to make up for revenue losses as Friday nights are a key night for live attendance.
On a related note, it's believed that WWE and Fox will announce the new SmackDown deal as early as next week. As we've noted, Fox's new five-year deal for SmackDown is worth $1.025 billion ($205 million per year) while NBCUniversal's deal for RAW to air on the USA Network is worth a reported $265 million per year. If the deals are finalized at the reported terms, the two deals would be worth a combined $470 million per year, a 261% increase from the reported $130 million per year they are receiving for both shows under the current NBCU deal.