On Monday, it was reported that WWE Backstage would not continue in its current weekly format.
According to the report, the show will continue to run around big events and major pay-per-views, but no further plans have been announced. The decision to scale back WWE Backstage was part of company-wide cutbacks at Fox Sports.
On his Hall of Fame podcast, Backstage co-host Booker T commented on the news.
"We got the news that we're not going to be shooting a weekly series, not right now anyway. I want to think everybody on the Fox family crew and making it work for eight months. Hopefully, the project will be a little different and going to something digital, we don't know just yet. A show like that is something needed to be able to deliver that side of insight. The show last week that I did with Bret Hart really touched me. I never knew that if Bret Hart had a chance to do it all over again, he would have said, 'I'm staying in WWE.' Stories like that for people to hear, it brought something different to the table. Hopefully, we'll be back on track soon and doing it again," he said.
Booker was the co-host of the show alongside Renee Young. The panel of guest hosts included Christian, Mark Henry, Paige, and more. CM Punk also served as a monthly special analyst.
When asked if he would have done anything different with the show, Booker replied, "I wish we could have done things differently at certain times, but some things I wouldn't change at all, like all those suckas I ripped in promo school. I always thought about The View and that format and how they talked about a little bit of everything. To be able to talk about Independent wrestling groups, for instance, NWA, EVOLVE, to talk about how those groups might be no more, that's news. These are stories that are prevalent in professional wrestling and stories that need to be captured."
WWE Backstage largely focused on the week that was on WWE television and had interviews with various superstars.
The show aired Tuesdays at 11 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.
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