The WWE Universe may be upset with WWE’s decision to cancel a popular show on the WWE Network.
Talking Smack will no longer air on the streaming service after SmackDown Live and 205 Live go off the air. WWE has decided to cancel the show as a weekly series and this past week’s episode that featured former WWE Champion John Cena was the final weekly episode. Instead, Talking Smack will continue to air as a post-PPV broadcast. The show, which is hosted by Renee Young and SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan, has been on the WWE Network since last August.
Talking Smack was considered to be the highlight of the week for many WWE fans due to the unscripted nature of the show. Perhaps, the most episode occurred last August when Daniel Bryan and The Miz had a heated exchange that had fans thinking that it was a set up for a future match.
WWE issued the following statement regarding the cancellation: “We continuously review WWE Network’s programming line-up based on a variety of factors, including viewership and subscriber research. Talking Smack and Raw Talk will air following pay-per-view events, and Tuesday will continue to feature 205 LIVE.”
UPDATE: Renee Young was apparently not told and read the news online. She posted the following after we reported the news:
Hmmmm that's one way to get news. https://t.co/sNIYUZfD7N
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) July 14, 2017
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) July 14, 2017