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Paul Heyman was fired as head writer in 2004. According to Heyman, he was caught listening in to a conference call discussing WWE Raw (1993). He made matters worse by admitting to Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon that he had fallen asleep during the call.
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On September 18th, 2003, Brock Lesnar faced Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship in a sixty minute Iron Man Match. That match was voted "Match of the Year" by Pro-Wrestling Illustrated, the only match in Smackdown history to be awarded that honor.
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The name of the show is derived from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's catchphrase "Layeth the smackdown".
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To commemorate to the show's 10th anniversary, WWE released a DVD box set which counted down the 100 greatest moments in the show's history. The 9/11 tribute show was chosen as the #1 moment.
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The show is taped Tuesday nights and broadcast Friday nights. Their September 11, 2001 event was cancelled due to the terrorist attacks. On September 13, 2001, Smackdown was broadcast live as the first major and televised event since the attacks as thousands were in attendance. The ring ropes are usually blue for the Smackdown shows but were red, white, and blue for this night; these colors were commonly used during the 1980s and 1990s.
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At the time of writing (April 2019), the WWE title has only changed hands three times in SmackDown history: in Sept 1999, when Vince McMahon defeated Triple H; and four years later, when Brock Lesnar beat Kurt Angle in a one-hour iron man match, when AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal, and when Daniel Bryan defeated AJ Styles.
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On May 25, 2016, it was announced that SmackDown would become a live program on Tuesday nights. It was aired on Tuesday until September 2019.
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Second longest weekly episodic television program.
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When producing shows in the United Kingdom, WWE Smackdown Live and WWE Raw do not broadcast live. Instead, these episodes are aired both in the US and UK are shown on tape delay.
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In 2001 Gregory helm's defeated his former tag team partner Billy Kidman for the wwe cruiserweight championchip
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On June 26, 2018, Fox announced a five-year agreement to air SmackDown, in a deal worth $205 million per year. SmackDown would debut on October 4, 2019, with its first episode being the 20th Anniversary special. The episode also marks the return of SmackDown to Friday nights and the return of WWE programming to Fox for the first time since the network aired the November 14, 1992 episode of Saturday Night's Main Event.
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Samoa Joe and AJ styles both appeared on TNA
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Like its predecessor RAW SmackDown has only been cancelled twice in its history the first being September 11, 2001 due to the 9/11 terror attack and again on January 27, 2015 due to Winter Storm Juno.
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In July 2019 former TNA owner Dixie Carter was appointed wwe chairwoman replacing vince McMahon
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In the july 2019 addition of Miz tv when Elias and Shane McMahon were guests you can hear the crowd chant fuck you asshole
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