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SmackDown Loses Availability In 12 Million Homes, WWE Reacts

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 27, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Metro Centre in Rockford, Illinois and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

1. Demolition vs. Outback Jack & SD Jones

2. Paul Orndorff vs. Brian Costello

3. One Man Gang vs. Van Horne

4. Ivan Putski & Superstar Billy Graham vs. Joe Mirto & Rocky Stone

5. Rick Rude vs. Sivi Afi

6. Sensational Sherri vs. Velvet McIntyre

• SmackDown Loses Availability In 12 Million Homes, WWE Reacts

DISH Network and Sling have both dropped FOX and their affiliate channels. This means that over 12 million subscribers will be affected by this, as they won’t be able to watch SmackDown on FOX.

Below is a statement from FOX regarding this situation:

“DISH is at it again, choosing to drop leading programming as a negotiating tactic regardless of the impact on its own customers.

DISH elected to drop FOX networks in an effort to coerce us to agree to outrageous demands.

While we regret this is DISH’s preferred approach to negotiating, we remind our loyal viewers that the FOX services are widely available through every other major television provider.”

WWE tweeted the following regarding this:

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