WWE News: Final Week for Current Raw/Smackdown Stage, 24/7 Title Changes at Live Events in Asia

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Changes are coming to WWE Raw and Smackdown within a few weeks. This coming Monday’s Raw on September 23 in San Francisco and Smackdown on September 24 also in San Francisco are the last two episodes of the shows before the new TV contracts begin. As I’m sure you know by now, Raw is staying on USA Network on Monday nights while Smackdown moves to Friday on Fox.

It is being reported today by the @Wrestlevotes Twitter account that changes are coming to the sets of Raw and Smackdown.

In some follow-up tweets answering fan questions, Wrestlevotes noted that there will be different looks for Raw and Smackdown. Considering WWE is getting over $500 million per year for the two shows, they certainly have money to spend to come up with something creative for the designs.

The new look Raw will debut on September 30 for what WWE is calling a “season premiere” episode of Raw even though they don’t have seasons. As we reported two days ago, Brock Lesnar will be on hand for that.

As for Smackdown, the first show with the new look set is Friday, October 4 in Los Angeles and it airs on Fox with Kofi Kingston defending the WWE Title against Brock Lesnar. That episode will also be a Smackdown 20-Year Anniversary show featuring legends from the past.

What do the new set designs look like? We don’t know. Wait nine days and we’ll see it together.


In other WWE news, EC3 held the WWE 24/7 Title briefly this week when he defeated R-Truth, but that title reign didn’t last very long. Here’s more info from

The 24/7 Champion is always on the clock; even when traveling across time zones.

For a brief moment, EC3 became 24/7 Champion during the WWE Live event in Manila. R-Truth wasn’t leaving the Philippines empty-handed and immediately pinned EC3 to reclaim his precious championship. The two Superstars would then continue to go back and forth when EC3 once again captured the title in Shanghai, only for R-Truth to yet again defeat him to reclaim it.

That means R-Truth is an 18-time 24/7 Champion and EC3 is a 3-time 24/7 Champion.

There are no videos posted of the title changes yet, but WWE might post something on their Youtube and social media soon.