Report: Why WWE is Airing a Live Edition of Smackdown

Nick Paglino

PWInsider.com is reporting that the reason WWE is airing a live edition of Smackdown on Tuesday, August 30th, is because of the Labor Day weekend.

Holiday shows usually draw poor ratings for WWE, and since the regularly scheduled Smackdown air date of September 3rd is the beginning of the Labor Day weekend, WWE feels it would be better to run a live show three days earlier to avoid what would likely be a much lower rating.

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