WWE confirmed the launch of a new studio show on Fox Sports 1, which will be called ‘WWE Backstage‘. The show will air on Tuesday nights on FS1 beginning from November 5, and it will be hosted by Renee Young and Booker T.
The hour-long show will air at 11.00 PM on Tuesday nights and will feature several appearances from celebrities and WWE superstars. Rey Mysterio and Paige are also rumored to feature in some capacity for the show.
WWE NXT announcer and WWE NOW host Cathy Kelley will play a big part in the WWE Backstage show, and will juggle her time between the new show and NXT.
WWE Backstage will be pre-taped and will be shot inside FOX offices and not WWE. Renee Young will also leave the RAW commentary team and join SmackDown team due to her involvement with FOX programming going forward.
Renee Young was excited about the move and said that the show will have content for all kinds of wrestling fans. She said that the show will have plenty of opinions, which could indicate a ‘Talking Smack’-esque feel to the show.
“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. 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.”
Booker T returns to WWE programming after serving as RAW commentator for a while last year. He said that it was great to be a part of FOX family, and the tag-team between him and Young will last for quite some time.
“It’s awesome being part of the FOX family and part of this movement of Friday Night SmackDown to FOX. 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?”
Hopefully, WWE Backstage turns out to be a hit, similar to Talking Smack in 2016.