WWE News: Nick Khan At Smackdown, Frustration Over FOX Censorship, Chants For Ex-WWE Star

— Below are various backstage WWE news and notes coming out of Friday’s Smackdown, as per fightfulselect.com:

  • WWE President Nick Khan was backstage at Smackdown. With it being in MSG, it was a big show from multiple perspectives.
  • World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest was scheduled to wrestle in the dark match main event against Jey Uso but he missed the show due to travel issues. Priest went public with his travel woes on social media.
  • WWE was said to be internally “very happy” about the ticket sales for Smackdown at MSG.
  • There were “We Want Dijak” chants at MSG prior to the show, alluding to the former WWE star who the company chose let to walk rather than re-sign.
  • WWE sources noted that there was frustration among many backstage over the heavy censorship and editing on Smackdown. One wrestler stated privately that the show is a “chore to watch sometimes” due to it feeling like every segment is edited, making it seem like it’s a WWE production issue when in fact, it’s FOX’s editing.

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