FOX Sports Hosts Tease Possible Relationship With WWE Following Smackdown Tapings

Angelo Anderson
March 2, 2018

As SE Scoops pointed out, Colin Cowherd being in attendance is very interesting, given the fact that he's made it clear over the course of his career that he isn't a fan of professional wrestling. He has seemingly since changed his stance on the business.

"If you haven't gone to WWE, it's loud, there's bikinis, there's fireworks, there's on-stage performance", Cowherd said. "There's a lot of interaction with the crowd".

Cowherd noted that while he didn't have the opportunity to meet Vince McMahon, he did interact with his daughter, Stephanie.

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated is reporting that FOX Sports President Eric Shanks, FOX Sports Producer Jacob Ullman and broadcast personality Colin Cowherd were all in attendance for the SmackDown tapings.


Though most in the television industry still expect WWE to re-sign with NBC Universal and remain broadcasting on the USA Network, FOX Sports is clearly showing some interest in the brand. One way or another it's expected that WWE will be announcing their new TV deal at some point this year. Their exclusive negotiating period with NBC expires sometime this spring.

It's been speculated that Jeff could end up working with his brother Matt to build the Woken Universe in WWE, but it's also possible that he could end up getting another singles run.

"You should", Cowherd said.

One report at the end of past year suggested that, if WWE came to an agreement with Fox, the Fox Network would air Monday Night Raw from 8-10 p.m. on Monday nights, reverting the show back to its two-hour format (most local Fox affilliates air local news at 10 p.m.).

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