WWE SmackDown Airing Live This Month?, Roman Reigns TV Return Update

Updated advertising for the December 16th SmackDown taping at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, is listing the show as live on the USA Network. The show, which takes place two days after WWE TLC, is also advertising the return of Roman Reigns.

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For what it's worth, Syfy still has SmackDown listed for that Friday, December 19th, in its normal time slot. USA Network doesn't have their schedule for December 16th public as of yet.

Here is the full announcement for the Van Andel Arena website:

Live at Van Andel Arena – WWE returns to Grand Rapids with SUPER SMACKDOWN LIVE. Be a part of history with this SPECIAL LIVE BROADCAST of SMACKDOWN at Van Andel Arena for the FIRST TIME EVER!

Smackdown in Grand Rapids is now "WWE SuperSmackdown Live." This means that it will be airing live Tuesday night, December 16, on USA. It will also be taped to re-air on Friday night, December 19, on SyFy in its usual time slot. There only 1 or 2 Smackdown dates per year that broadcast live! Also, due to this change, the start time is now 6:45 PM instead of 7:00 PM.

See your favorite WWE Superstars including:

Plus the return of ROMAN REIGNS!!

*** Talent is subject to change***

Tickets may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena® and DeVos Place® convention center box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers, including D & W stores and select Family Fare and Walmart locations, charge by phone: 1.800.745.3000 or on line at Ticketmaster.com.

Ryan contributed to this article.