By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE will tape Raw and Smackdown on Friday, November 8 in Manchester, England at the Manchester Arena. [Thanks to Dot Net reader Ashley Holmes]
Powell’s POV: Raw was originally scheduled to be taped in Glasgow, Scotland, then it was moved to Leeds, England, and now it’s been moved to Manchester. The belief is that WWE is planning its return to Saudi Arabia around this time and that’s what’s causing the scheduling changes. All of WWE’s Saudi events under its ten-year deal have been held on Fridays, but WWE’s television deal with Fox is expected to force WWE to move the Saudi shows to a different day of the week.
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