WWE officially announced that a new studio show, “WWE Backstage” will air on FS1 every Tuesday at 11 PM ET / 8 PM PT starting on November 5.
The show will be an hour long and will “offer viewers the latest WWE news.”
It will be hosted by Renee Young and Booker T, who will be “joined by a rotating cast of guests and personalities, including current and former WWE Superstars.”
Some more notes on the show, according to PWInsider:
– It will be pre-taped each week in Los Angeles, CA.
– It will be produced by FOX, and people working for the show will technically be working for FOX, not WWE.
– The set will look like the “inside of a wrestling ring, with yellow ropes.”
– Cathy Kelley will be a big part of the show and will split her time between that and NXT going forward.
– Rey Mysterio and Paige have both auditioned for the series, which will be cycling different WWE personalities each week.
FOX Sports announces WWE Backstage on FS1 with Renee Young as host
LOS ANGELES – SmackDown moves from Tuesdays to Fridays beginning Friday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX, but WWE fans can still get their Tuesday night fix with FS1’s WWE Backstage, television’s only studio show devoted to all things WWE.
The hour-long weekly show offers viewers the latest WWE news every Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, beginning Nov. 5 on FS1.
Longtime WWE broadcaster Renee Young and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T weigh in on the biggest stories in WWE, and are joined by a rotating cast of guests and personalities, including current and former WWE Superstars.
Ahead of WWE Backstage’s Nov. 5 debut, FOX Sports offers a special preview of the show on Tuesday, Oct. 15, following the conclusion of the ALCS Game 3 on FS1. Young and Booker T are joined by special guests to reveal the WWE Backstage set at the FOX Studios Lot in Los Angeles, and to break in their brand-new ring.
“WWE Backstage is a wrestling show for wrestling fans. From hardcore fans to people new to wrestling, we’ll give them a little bit of everything,” Young said. “It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be loud, we’re going to give them a ton of opinions and I can’t wait to help spread the word about SmackDown coming to FOX.”
Young will be joined by the two-time WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T, for analysis.
“It’s awesome being part of the FOX family and part of this movement of Friday Night SmackDown to FOX,” Booker T said. “FOX Sports has always been the one-stop shop for sports and now it’s going to be the one-stop shop for sports and entertainment. I think this is going to be a tag team that’s going to last for a long time, and one that cannot lose. As I always say, now can you dig it, sucka?”
More information on WWE Backstage, including additional on-air personalities and special guests, will be announced at a later date.