The “official premiere” of WWE Backstage airs live tonight on Fox Sports 1 at 11 pm eastern.
There has been some speculation on social media on CM Punk joining the show. For what it’s worth, Punk said in recent interviews that he has not heard back from the people at Fox Sports so no deal has been signed. Therefore, don’t expect him to appear on the show tonight.
The CM Punk speculation intensified last week when Renee Young said she would be making a huge announcement on Friday Night SmackDown in regards to her guest for tonight’s Backstage show. The announcement was not made but it was supposed to be about Brock Lesnar. Lesnar was scheduled to appear on tonight’s show and announce that he was quitting Friday Night SmackDown and going back to Monday Night Raw.
Those plans changed because of the flight issues in Saudi Arabia and Lesnar made a previously unscheduled appearance on SmackDown to make the announcement.
Announced for tonight’s WWE Backstage broadcast:
- A special edition of Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Funhouse
- John Cena will appear
- Rob Gronkowski will appear
- Ryan Satin will join the show as a news correspondent
- Shawn Michaels will appear