Talking Smack was one of the revelations of last year in the division of marks, that at the time was much requested by the fans. The show hosted by Renee Young and Daniel Bryan attracted viewers because of the creative freedom of the guest fighters.
However, due to a decision by Vince McMahon, Talking Smack was canceled only as a weekly show , as the WWE Chairman will instead bet on a monthly format, as it does with Raw Talk, which is issued after every PPV of the Red mark
The cancellation of Talking Smack had a big impact on the fighters who were part of it , even the fans started a digital movement called “Save Talking Smack” so that the program returns to its original format.
Among those who expressed their opinion on the matter was Armando Estrada , known for being the manager of Umaga in his debut, the former WWE wrote a brief text that went to Twitter where he revealed that Talking Smack was his invention.
— Armando Estrada (@RealArmandoHaHa) July 14, 2017
“In December of 2011 I drove to Indianapolis for some SmackDown recordings where I was going to meet Vince, after the day left me very exhausted, we sat in Gorilla before the recordings and showed him an idea for a show. At that time they were looking for ideas for this vision that they called ‘The Network’.
The program I presented to Vince was one where there would be no fight, which would allow the fighters who did not have much microphone to have something like a verbal brawl that would help them practice and then do it in front of a podium. The show I envisioned was called “Smack Talk” and I was going to be the presenter.
Vince smiled, told me he liked the idea, shook my hand and thanked me. I drove to Chicago happy as I thought we were going to do something, l did not know that I arrived 5 years early. Rest in peace Talking Smack, you were a breath of fresh air. “