MyNetworkTV Sets Oct. Premiere for WWE SmackDown

Network to Present One-Time-Only WrestleMania Oct. 2; WWE SmackDown to Debut Oct. 3

WWE SmackDown will make its MyNetworkTV debut Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in the same Friday-night time slot it occupied for two seasons on The CW.

And to prime wrestling fans, MyNetworkTV scheduled a one-time-only presentation of pay-per-view staple WrestleMania Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.

WWE and The CW announced that they were parting ways earlier this year as it became clear that the male-targeted SmackDown no longer fit with The CW's stable of female-centric shows including Gossip Girl and America's Next Top Model.

Before going to the newly formed CW two years ago, SmackDown aired on UPN.