WWE has announced that their popular post-SmackDown Live show, Talking Smack, is now canceled.
On Friday, the WWE announced the end of Talking Smack. This decision has caused an uproar on social media, and is widely regarded as a bad move from the company.
WWE released the following information regarding the cancellation.
"“We continuously review WWE Network’s programming line-up based on a variety of factors, including viewership and subscriber research. Talking Smack and Raw Talk will air following pay-per-view events, and Tuesday will continue to feature 205 LIVE.”"
Hosted by Renee Young, and oftentimes joined by Daniel Bryan or Shane McMahon, the show allowed both fans to enjoy the aftermath of SmackDown Live events by adding another layer to current feuds, as well as spotlight certain superstars who need the extra rub.
Also disappointed that Talking Smack will no longer be a weekly show, Young tweeted the following statement.
Perhaps the biggest example of helping current talent is the angle between The Miz and Daniel Bryan. Before Miz was joined by his wife Maryse, he was struggling to remain relevant with the company. Miz has even admitted that his career was fading fast, and the agents backstage did not have him on the radar as someone who they are interested in pushing. However, following his union with his wife, his stock substantially rose.
Eventually, Miz became one of the top heels on SmackDown Live, and there were even rumblings of Daniel Bryan coming out of retirement to face Miz at WrestleMania following the heated moment they had on Talking Smack. To this day, even though he is a member of the Raw brand, Miz continues to mock Bryan due to the momentum built from the segment on Talking Smack.