WWE issued the following statement to Prowrestling.net regarding the cancellation of Talking Smack as a weekly television series. “We continuously review WWE Network’s programming line-up based on a variety of factors, including viewership and subscriber research. Talking Smack and Raw Talk will air following pay-per-view events, and Tuesday will continue to feature 205 LIVE.”
Powell’s POV: Here’s hoping that there’s enough fan backlash that WWE officials reconsider. The Talking Smack show is behind only the NXT television show in terms of drawing me to WWE Network on a weekly basis. As I wrote earlier, Talking Smack gave the talent a terrific forum to help establish their own personas. It seems like cheap programming and I consider it a mistake to pull from the weekly lineup.