The 10/4 episode of SmackDown Live will not be the first WWE program to air on FOX.
FOX plans on airing a special called “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” on Friday, September 27th at 8 pm eastern.
It will be a one-hour special to promote WWE’s move to the network and to get some non-fans and lapsed fans familiar with the current product.
All Elite Wrestling also has a preview special planned for TNT.
Their preview show will air on Tuesday, October 1st at 8 pm eastern, which would be the first Tuesday with no SmackDown on USA. The weekly AEW on TNT show kicks off on Wednesday, October 2nd.
There is still no word on what the name will be for the weekly AEW show on TNT. It may say “All Elite Wrestling” on cable listings but Tony Khan told the media in Chicago that “All Elite Wrestling” will not be the name of the show so expect an announcement on that relatively soon.