WWE is shuttering its “Talking Smack” talk show, which aired on the WWE Network following Tuesday’s “SmackDown Live.”
The post-show, as well as the “Monday Night Raw” version “Raw Talk,” will be reprogrammed to strictly follow pay-per-view events, WWE said. Meanwhile, Cruiserweight series “205 Live” will continue to run Tuesday nights on the WWE Network and will follow “SmackDown.”
“We continuously review WWE Network’s programming line-up based on a variety of factors, including viewership and subscriber research,” a WWE spokesperson told TheWrap in a statement. “‘Talking Smack’ and ‘Raw Talk’ will air following pay-per-view events, and Tuesday will continue to feature ‘205 Live.'”
WWE fans on Twitter aren’t exactly chanting “This Is Awesome!” over the decision to eliminate a weekly “Talking Smack.”
Here are some choice reactions:
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) July 14, 2017
Talking Smack being canceled is the dumbest decision WWE has done in a long time smh
— Nintando (@Tanner1495) July 14, 2017
WWE has cancelled Talking Smack. What the hell are they trying to do to SD?
— PWM – WWE COVERAGE (@ProWrestlingMag) July 14, 2017
They canceling Talking Smack because they know damn well that is 10x better than RAW itself pic.twitter.com/7kmzW0IIAx
— sleepwalking (@xluckylass) July 14, 2017
"Talking Smack" has been cancelled and that's just dumb. It was a place for stars to work on their promo.So much talent benefited from it.
— Talk'NWrestlingPod (@TNWPod) July 14, 2017
Everybody actually liked Talking Smack….so WWE cancels it.
— Matt Williams (@MattitudeG1) July 14, 2017
GET RID OF 205 FFS NOT TALKING SMACK
— Shaylin (@OneMoreMachka) July 14, 2017