Report: Update On WWE's Plans For November UK Tour
Two crews for the tour
Following their current tour of the United Kingdom, WWE will return to England for eight shows later this year from Wednesday, November 3 to Wednesday, November 10.
WWE have traditionally taped episodes of Raw and SmackDown during their November UK tours but that won't be the case this year, according to Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer.
WWE will also have two separate crews for the tour as Raw Superstars will perform on the first half of the tour before flying home on Saturday, November 6. SmackDown talent will then be in action from Sunday for the final four shows.
"Usually when they go to Europe, they tape TV in Europe, but they are not going to be taping TV in Europe. They are going to be taping Raw and SmackDown that week both in the United States... Instead of sending a group on a tour to England, what they're doing is they're sending the Raw crew after Raw the week before over to England and they're gonna stay until Saturday I think. Then the SmackDown crew will leave right after SmackDown on Friday and they will start in Europe from Sunday and stay for the rest of the tour," Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio.
No venue has been officially announced for the November 5 episode of Friday Night SmackDown as of yet. The November 1 edition of Monday Night Raw has already been set for Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.