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WWE adding SmackDown post-show to Network


Though the newly revamped SmackDown Live may still only be two hours long, it will be receiving an extra hour of analysis on WWE Network.

WWE announced on Tuesday that WWE Talking Smack, a weekly SmackDown wrap-up show featuring analysis and interviews will be debuting on WWE Network tonight. That is in addition to the half hour pre-show that already airs on WWE Network before both Raw and SmackDown.

Talking Smack will air immediately following SmackDown at 10 p.m. EST.

The decision to utilize another brand split was made largely to increase the profile and importance of SmackDown amidst worse than anticipated ratings on Thursday nights, and the post-show is another addition in an attempt to add original content to the Network, while making SmackDown feel like an important event.

No further announcements have been made about the content of the show.

SmackDown will air its second episode of the post-draft era tonight and our coverage begins at 8 p.m. EST