Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand is reporting that Fox Sports 1 is scaling back on the production of boxing and WWE shoulder programming.
As a result of the cuts, WWE Backstage will no longer be produced weekly. The long-term future of the show remains unclear.
There were no other details made available on why Fox Sports decided on the cutbacks but the low ratings for the show and the coronavirus pandemic affecting advertising sales could be two big reasons for the cutbacks.
FS1 is scaling back production on its boxing and WWE shoulder programming. "WWE Backstage will not longer be produced weekly. It is eliminating "Inside PBC." Double digit job losses as a result. SBJ Media will have the full story tonight.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) June 22, 2020
Ryan Satin took to Twitter to thank some of his colleagues on the show:
Thanks to everyone at @FS1 for the opportunity to work on #WWEBackstage! I had a blast working with @ReneeYoungWWE, @BookerT5x, @RealPaigeWWE, @jacobu, @grossman, @bradweimer and every single person I came into contact with on the show. I learned a lot working with you all. https://t.co/iLnYF0jGyj
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) June 22, 2020