WWE reportedly cancels Talking Smack as a weekly series

WWE has cancelled the “Talking Smack” series that aired on WWE Network. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com reports that Tuesday’s show was the final weekly edition, but it will air following Smackdown pay-per-view events.

Powell’s POV: This is a poor decision by WWE. Even if the series wasn’t producing a large number of network views, it was a terrific platform for the wrestlers to speak in their own voices. Alexa Bliss, Carmella, and even Mojo Rawley strike me as examples of wrestlers who shined on Talking Smack before their characters clicked on the actual Smackdown television show. I can’t imagine that it was an expensive show to produce given that they shoot it at the Smackdown venue using talent and production who are already at the venue. I also wonder how much viewership for Talking Smack dipped once the creatively dull 205 Live show took over the slot immediately following Smackdown. Coming from someone who feels there is way too much WWE programming these days, I will miss Talking Smack and the terrific chemistry between Renee Young and Daniel Bryan.

Readers Comments (4)

  1. Any chance that Bryan’s contract is coming up and they cancelled the show because they’re not going to keep him around?

  2. Thumbs up on your POV Jason. Exactly reflects my sentiments. TS was one WWE show I actually looked forward to watching every week.

  3. Cool show but we’ll live without it. Get real, no one was actively tuning in for it.

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WWE reportedly cancels Talking Smack as a weekly series

WWE has cancelled the “Talking Smack” series that aired on WWE Network. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com reports that Tuesday’s show was the final weekly edition, but it will air following Smackdown pay-per-view events.

Powell’s POV: This is a poor decision by WWE. Even if the series wasn’t producing a large number of network views, it was a terrific platform for the wrestlers to speak in their own voices. Alexa Bliss, Carmella, and even Mojo Rawley strike me as examples of wrestlers who shined on Talking Smack before their characters clicked on the actual Smackdown television show. I can’t imagine that it was an expensive show to produce given that they shoot it at the Smackdown venue using talent and production who are already at the venue. I also wonder how much viewership for Talking Smack dipped once the creatively dull 205 Live show took over the slot immediately following Smackdown. Coming from someone who feels there is way too much WWE programming these days, I will miss Talking Smack and the terrific chemistry between Renee Young and Daniel Bryan.

  1. Juggalo Steve says:

    Any chance that Bryan’s contract is coming up and they cancelled the show because they’re not going to keep him around?

    1. Rod says:

      Yes because that’s the narrative I heard on the radio today.

  2. Mike says:

    Thumbs up on your POV Jason. Exactly reflects my sentiments. TS was one WWE show I actually looked forward to watching every week.

  3. Rod says:

    Cool show but we’ll live without it. Get real, no one was actively tuning in for it.

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