WWE Is Getting Rid Of Weekly Pyro Effects And Talking Smack Shows

It appears the WWE is making budget cuts and this will affect its programming in the future. For starters, the company is not going to use pyro on a weekly basis and the Talking Smack show on the WWE Network is only going to air after PPVs now.

Pyro has been a staple of WWE programming for many years. Back in the day, lots of fireworks were used at the start of every episode of Raw and Smackdown. Not to mention fireworks were used during the entrances of every WWE Superstar. Famous stars such as Chris Jericho, Kane, Kurt Angle and more used pyro to stand out during their entrances.

Sadly, WWE is saving money and won't be using fireworks on a weekly basis. They are not even using pyro during brand exclusive PPVs either. This is a bit of a bummer as it will make the shows feel like a standard live event compared to the PPV. It's likely fireworks will only be used on the big four shows of the year. This includes the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series.

In what appears to be another cost cutting move, NODQ reports that the company is getting rid of weekly Talking Smack shows too. The company claims they review every show on the network based on "viewership and subscriber research". Sadly, it sounds like not many people tuned into the show as often as before.

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Again, this is sad because Talking Smack was one of the only shows on the network where WWE Superstars were allowed to say what they want without being fed a script. Daniel Bryan would often sometime break the fourth wall to tell the audience how he really felt. Thankfully, the show can still be seen every month during PPVs.

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