What Caused The Cancellation Of A Popular WWE Television Series & Details On A New Show Still In The Works

We have more details on the cancelation of WWE Saturday Morning Slam.

As we’ve previously reported, there were ideas tossed around that if the show did well that it would be expanded from thirty minutes to an hour and essentially become its own brand. One of the ideas included a prospective show based around cruiserweight-type talent with high flying move sets, colorful characters and masked superstars that were very marketable towards children.

The hang-up was that WWE is still hoping to bring a cruiserweight show to the prospective WWE Network. While the CW Network has happy with the ratings of SMS, they wanted the aforementioned expansion. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, when WWE refused to change the format, the CW Network pulled out of negotiations.

As it was summarized to me, the CW Network wanted more of a presence rather than a couple of short throwaway matches each week.

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  • Gesus Oliver

    I understand why they don’t want to expand the show due to all their weeklies. Wouldn’t it make sense though to create interest on a Cruiserweight Show on Saturdays then when that contract is up for SmS to bring it to their network. Sort of like what they did with NXT. I know NXT was bad when it was on cable but there is a ton of interest in it. It would also bold well for Talent trying to land a spot on the roster of WWE. *coughcoughAJcoughcough* That are your thoughts Richard? Would a Cruiserweight Show be a good addition to get more eyes and be more marketable or is that just simply to much tv?

  • Patrick

    NXT is good now and they have improved on it had good matches and is a lot better once they dumped the stupid contests and just settled for showing matches and having mini storylines.

  • Super Crazy

    I don’t get it, aren’t most of the current roster classed as cruiserweights? Isn’t the cut off weight 220lbs? So how can you justify a show under that name?