According to PWInsider.com, on Friday, September 27th, WWE will be airing a one-hour “SmackDown’s Greatest Hits” special at 8PM ET on FOX Network’s main channel. This special will reportedly be a preview show for SmackDown LIVE’s move to FOX. Earlier this summer, it was reported that a preview special has been planned to air as a way to show the people who are not so familiar with WWE what to expect and what the show is all about.
SmackDown LIVE’s final episode on The USA Network will reportedly be on September 24th and their debut show on FOX is set to take place on Friday, October 4th at 8-10PM ET from The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, which is also SmackDown LIVE’s 20th Anniversary Show.
This means that there will be more than a 7-day gap in between SmackDown LIVE’s final show on The USA Network and SmackDown LIVE’s premiere on FOX. The purpose of The September 27th special, aside from it being a preview show for SmackDown LIVE’s move to FOX, it will also make sure that The WWE Universe and other people from around the world will have a content to view prior to SmackDown LIVE’s premiere on FOX.