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Special edition of WWE Backstage to air after SmackDown this week

With SmackDown airing on FS1 this week, WWE Backstage is returning for a special edition of the show.

A one-hour episodeĀ of WWE Backstage will air on FS1 from the WWE ThunderDome after SmackDown this Friday night. A replay of this week's SmackDown will then air on FS1 after BackstageĀ at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

SmackDown is making a one-week-only move to FS1 this Friday due to game three of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers being on Fox.

FS1 suspended weekly production of WWE Backstage this June, though it was noted that the show could return with occasional episodes surrounding major events. WWE Backstage launched in November 2019 and was hosted by Renee Young and Booker T. It also featured a panel of contributors that included CM Punk making select appearances.

The hosts/panel for this Friday's episode of Backstage haven't been announced.

This Friday's SmackDown is the brand's go-home show for Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. The episode will feature the final build to Roman Reigns and Jey Uso's Hell in a Cell I Quit match for the Universal Championship and Bayley and Sasha Banks' Hell in a Cell match for the SmackDown Women's Championship.