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WWE to tape upcoming episode of SmackDown



The days of WWE taping TV while over in the UK seem to be over with for now. Fightful Select reported today there's no plan to tape SmackDown in Europe later this month.

Instead, WWE will tape an upcoming episode of the show this Friday. WWE will air a live episode of SmackDown from Albany, NY before taping the April 29th that same night because of the upcoming European tour.

WWE regularly taped TV when on European tours a few hours before it aired in the United States, There’s no word yet as to why that isn't the case this go around.

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WWE will hold shows from April 28th through May 1st in Newcastle at the Utilita Arena, London from The O2, Paris at Accor Arena, and Leipzig at the Quarterback Immobilien Arena.

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