Following the return of Raw Talk in June, many fans called for the SmackDown equivalent, Talking Smack to be revived.
Rumours have swirled about the show’s return in recent weeks and now WWE have confirmed that it will return this week with two new hosts – Kayla Braxton and Xavier Woods.
The show will air on the free tier of the WWE Network, similar time Raw Talk, and will debut Saturday morning.
WWE’s press release had the following to say:
“Return of the Smack. Beginning tomorrow morning, WWE Talking Smack will be back in the lives of the WWE Universe and available to stream anytime on the Free Version of WWE Network.
Join hosts Kayla Braxton and Xavier Woods as they welcome your favourite Superstars and react to what promises to be an exciting episode of Friday Night SmackDown as it makes its debut inside the WWE ThunderDome just two days before SummerSlam.
Don’t miss the return of Talking Smack, streaming on demand Saturday morning on the Free Version of WWE Network!”
Talking Smack previously aired from August 2016 before being cancelled in July 2017. It was hosted by the soon to be departing Renee Young and was received positively by fans. Perhaps the most famous segment was The Miz’s impassioned promo on Daniel Bryan that caused the then SmackDown General Manager to walk off the set.