By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE and Fox have agreed in principle to a new deal that will bring the Smackdown television series to the network, according to ESPN.com‘s Darren Rovell.
Powell’s POV: Neither WWE nor Fox have confirmed the report as of this update. If Smackdown moves to the actual Fox broadcast network, it would strike me as being the company’s A-show ahead of Raw, which is believed to be staying on USA Network. I’m sure WWE would publicly state that they will be equal priorities, but Smackdown airing on broadcast television with the marketing power of Fox behind it is quite the coup for WWE. The current WWE television deal with NBCU runs through September 2019, meaning Smackdown would not debut on Fox until October 2019 if the two sides reach an official agreement.