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Including the already reported ‘Greatest Hits’ special, a John Cena-narrated show on NFL Sunday, and a Kickoff on Oct. 4.

Fox launched social media accounts dedicated to its relationship with WWE today (Weds., Sept. 18):

It's a new era. Welcome to WWE on FOX. pic.twitter.com/Vv3HgH8CzB

— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) September 18, 2019
And that’s not all, as they also announced three shows which will air in the week before SmackDown premieres on the network Fri., Oct. 4. This includes more details on the “Greatest Hits” show seven days before, a John Cena-narrated WrestleMania program which will air on Sunday afternoon before or after the Fox NFL game in your area, and a pre-show “blue carpet” special in Los Angeles before Kofi Kingston defends the WWE title against Brock Lesnar at Staples Center.

Here are the details:

FOX Sports Announces WWE Programming Ahead of FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN Debut

Special “Blue Carpet” Preview Show to Celebrate Arrival of WWE on FOX
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN Air Time Details Announced


Los Angeles – Leading up to the network debut of FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN on FOX on Friday, Oct. 4, FOX Sports presents a slate of special programming, pre-event coverage and cross-platform integrations in anticipation of the marquee event.

A pair of hour-long WWE specials lead the charge, beginning with WWE SMACKDOWN’S GREATEST HITS, on Friday, Sept. 27, on FOX (8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT/7:00 PM MT/8:00 PM PT). Hosted by WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair and The Miz, the show highlights the most memorable moments from the storied franchise. On Sunday, Sept. 29, John Cena narrates WWE WRESTLEMANIA’S LEGENDARY MOMENTS, offering viewers a chance to relive the most spectacular WrestleMania moments from the past 35 years. Check local listings for air times surrounding Sunday’s NFL on FOX singleheader action.

Less than a week later, FOX Sports rolls out the “blue carpet” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN KICKOFF SHOW on Friday, Oct. 4 (7:30 PM ET/6:30 PM CT/6:30 PM MT/7:30 PM PT). This star-studded show features “blue carpet” arrivals and backstage access to celebrities and athletes, as well as past and present WWE Superstars to kick off the new era of WWE on FOX.

In front of a star-studded crowd in Los Angeles, FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airs live at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT on FOX. For viewers in the Mountain and Pacific time zones, SmackDown airs at 7:00 PM MT/8:00 PM PT on FOX. For all authenticated viewers nationwide, SmackDown will be available to stream live at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT/6:00 PM MT/5:00 PM PT on the FOX Sports App.

Today, FOX Sports also launches its WWE on FOX social handles, which will provide insight, analysis and entertainment across social platforms. For more information, explore @WWEonFOX on Twitter, @WWEonFOX on Instagram and WWE on FOX on Facebook.

Additional details on FOX Sports’ WWE programming will be announced at a later date.
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It is interesting seeing who is and isn't in that WWE preview image for FOX

In particular it is interesting seeing Drew there - that shows the company still thinks highly of him.

And the most notable absence I see is Cedric Alexander ... And Asuka

Does anybody know how long Asuka has on her contract?
 
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