WWE has postponed the Mon., May 6 SmackDown brand house show in Corbin, Kentucky until October. This explains how Roman Reigns has the night free to come settle some old business on Raw in Cincinnati. According to PWInsider and Wrestling Observer, it’s also part of the company’s plan to keep the red show’s viewership above 2 million in the face of downward trends and another night of competition from the NBA playoffs.
It’s said we should especially look for the blue brand’s Superstars who are booked for Money in the Bank to show up on TV on May 6. It’s not the “go home” for that pay-per-view (PPV), but with next week’s episodes airing on tape delay from the UK - where the brands are booked for non-stop live events - this is the last chance WWE will have to get everyone together until May 19 in Hartford.
Since the regular Raw roster departs for that tour immediately after the show in Cincy, SmackDown won’t be able to load up their broadcast on Tuesday, either. Perhaps a cliffhanger with Reigns and the McMahons will be used to try to hold onto whatever viewers they add on Monday with the loaded show?
We shall see.