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WWE SmackDown moves from Thursday night to Tuesday

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Will have a distinct roster

WWE SmackDown, the weekly wrestling program, is moving from its usual Thursday night spot to Tuesday nights sometime in July and will bring along with it a distinct roster of superstar performers.

According to a press release from the company, the move will have "major ramifications for all of WWE." These ramifications include specific rosters of wrestlers that will only perform on SmackDown in the future. The organization is set to hold an "imminent Superstar draft," but no exact date for when that draft will occur has been given at this time.

Some of the biggest wrestlers, including John Cena and Seth Rollins, are set to return after sustaining injuries and the organization added that the performers emerging from WWE NXT have never been stronger. On top of the new roster of performers, this move will also mark the first time SmackDown is aired live on USA Network.

"This move will undoubtedly build more excitement and deepen engagement with our fans around th­e world," said Vince McMahon, the WWE's chairman.

The move from Thursday to Tuesday will happen in July, but no exact date has been given. SmackDown will now air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on USA.