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6 WWE Superstars that FOX reportedly wants on Friday Night SmackDown

Nicky Pags
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:35 IST

WWE SmackDown Moves to FOX Sports on October 4th
WWE SmackDown Moves to FOX Sports on October 4th

Following this week's episode of WWE SmackDown Live, we are just one week away from the blue brand's major move to FOX Sports, and the brand is readying itself for the big premiere episode on Friday, October 4th.

We already know that the name of the show will be tweaked when it moves to FOX, as it will be called Friday Night SmackDown, and we know of two big matches taking place on the show, as Brock Lesnar will challenge Kofi Kingston for the WWE Title, and Charlotte Flair will team up with Becky Lynch to face the team of Bayley and Sasha Banks.

The pro wrestling world has been buzzing about the impending war between WWE and AEW when AEW premieres its TV show on TNT on October 2nd, but many fans are overlooking the budding brand war in WWE which could intensify as SmackDown moves to FOX.

With both FOX and NBCUniversal, who owns USA Network and airs both RAW and NXT, likely wanting top stars on its respective shows, it will be very interesting to see which names move to which brands during the upcoming WWE roster draft on October 11th.

With the above in mind, let's take a look at six WWE Superstars that FOX reportedly wants for Friday Night SmackDown.

#6 Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio

According to a new report from Slice Wrestling, FOX Network executives are very high on the idea of Rey Mysterio appearing on Friday Night SmackDown when the show moves to the network next week.

Despite being used in a lesser role on WWE TV since he last returned to the company, Mysterio remains very popular with the Latin demographic, a key segment of viewers that FOX no doubt wants to maximize when SmackDown premieres on FOX Sports.

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Published 25 Sep 2019, 21:00 IST
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