WWE News: This Week's Friday Night SmackDown Preempted

Gone Baby GoneContributerNovember 1, 2012

Courtesy SuperLuchas.net
Courtesy SuperLuchas.net

For those of you who are looking forward to tuning into SyFy for this week's episode of SmackDown, you may find yourself disappointed.

As Mike Johnson at PWInsider (via WrestlingInc.com) reports:

Tomorrow night's episode of SmackDown on Syfy will be preempted since networks under the NBC Universal umbrella will be simulcasting an all-star concert to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The new time slot has not been revealed.

Granted, this is for a great cause, but one has to wonder if every NBC Universal channel needs to simulcast this event? Ultimately, most people will find something else to watch if their favorite programming is not on. So what would be the plus side of losing those viewers?

As of this article, I have not discovered any time slot for the the preempted show. That being said, NBC has an HD channel that airs SmackDown and Raw back-to-back on Saturday nights. The channel is called Universal HD and begins airing SmackDown at 2 a.m. ET. Ultimately,  you will have to check your guide to see if you have that option or not.

However, if you are unable to find a way to watch it, you can always check out spoilers that are posted on various websites. Anyway you slice it, you should find something else to do or watch Friday night. Or else you may find yourself watching the big benefit show and enjoying music from featured artists Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera and Jon Bon Jovi.

In the end, the WWE has zero control over this. However,  if it had, I am certain it wouldn't object to this decision.