With more than 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind WWE’s flagship series Monday Night Raw. Over the past 15 years, SmackDown has been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities, in seven different countries. Now, SmackDown joins WWE series Monday Night Raw and Tough Enough on USA Network every Thursday night at 8pm ET/PT, beginning January 7.
Talking with Ric about Smackdown’s move to USA is WWE Divas Champion Charlotte. Daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair, Charlotte is making waves of her own in WWE. Displaying an unmatched level of athleticism, Charlotte first captured the attention of the NXT Universe before joining Paige and Becky Lynch in a stable known as PCB on the main WWE roster. Since then, Charlotte has made a name for herself as the reigning WWE Divas Champion and has helped to usher in a genuine Divas revolution.