There are a number of WWE television taping scheduling changes to report heading into the final shows before the NXT TakeOver XXX and WWE SummerSlam special events later this month.
Due to Vince McMahon blowing up the script for the 8/7 episode of Friday Night Smackdown, the decision was made not to go ahead with the 8/14 taping of the weekly blue brand show as was originally scheduled.
As a result, the new plan is to tape the show on 8/13 along with the 8/17 edition of Monday Night Raw, which was moved ahead and initially planned to be taped a few hours before it aired on that Monday evening as the “go-home” red brand show for the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view that weekend on Sunday, 8/23.
If this is how things play out, that would obviously leave Friday Night Smackdown for 8/21 in limbo, as it was scheduled to be taped on 8/17 with Monday Night Raw.
As far as the black-and-gold brand is concerned, things are being shifted around there as well.
The plan for NXT is to tape the 8/19 “go-home” episode of the weekly show on the USA Network on Wednesday, 8/12, the same day as the second-to-last black-and-gold brand show before the milestone NXT TakeOver XXX live WWE Network special on Saturday, 8/22 as part of WWE SummerSlam Weekend.
We will keep you posted as any additional changes to the upcoming WWE television taping schedule are made.
Make sure to join us here at eWrestling.com on 8/22 and 8/23 for live NXT TakeOver XXX and WWE SummerSlam results coverage.
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