WWE has confirmed the date and location for the 1000th episode of Smackdown.
The show, airing in its usual Tuesday night time slot on the USA Network at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT), will take place on October 16 and air live from Washington, DC.
Tickets go on sale this Friday (August 17) at the Capital One Arena box office or online via Ticketmaster. You can also call 1-800-745-3000.
Smackdown first debuted back in 1999 on the UPN broadcast network. Despite Monday Night RAW being considered the “flagship” show, Smackdown would often draw larger audiences on broadcast television during that run.
The show shifted to The CW broadcast network in September of 2006. Two years later, the show debuted on MyNetworkTV and celebrated its 500th episode in March of 2009. The show would end its run on broadcast television in 2010.
In October of 2010, Smackdown officially moved to cable premiering on the SyFy network airing on Friday night. In January of 2016, the show moved to the USA Network, merging both RAW and Smackdown on the same network.
Not long later, the show was moved to Tuesday night and began airing live every week on the USA Network. As reported on in the last few months, Smackdown will officially move back to broadcast on the FOX network next October. It was also announced the show will be returning to its old Friday time slot and will continue to air live.