Archive - 04/05/2017

Smackdown rating for 04/04/2017

Smackdown after WrestleMania pulled in 2,885,000 viewers, up 187,000 viewers from last week’s show. That is up from the 2,444,000 the same show did last year, although Smackdown back then was not live. This week’s episode is the highest rated Smackdown of 2017 so far and was #1 in the top 50 cable chart among the 18-49 demographic. (Ratings...

Aaron Rex departs Impact Wrestling

Aaron Stevens, the man who most recently was known as Aaron Rex announced that he is no longer working for Impact Wrestling. Rex, who wrestled in WWE as Damien Sandow, joined TNA in August 2016 and then disappeared for a month in December before resurfacing in January of this year using a new Liberace-inspired gimmick, wearing a fur coat, rings on...

Simon Gotch of The Vaudevillains released

The tag team The Vaudevillains are no more as Simon Gotch was released by WWE effective immediately. “WWE has come to terms on a mutually agreed upon release with Simon Gotch as of today, April 5, 2017. WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors,” read a short statement on WWE.COM. The 34-year-old New Jersey native signed his WWE...

AJ Brooks biography book out now

The biography of former WWE Divas champion AJ Lee was released nationwide yesterday and AJ is already embarking on a book tour to support the release. Titled “Crazy is my Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules,” the book chronicles AJ Lee’s – now Brooks – rise through the WWE ranks...

Total Divas season 6 resumes tonight with mid-season premiere

Total Divas returns tonight for the second half of season 6 with a mid-season premiere episode titled The Draft. The synopsis for tonight’s show reads, “In the mid-season premiere, the big WWE draft is finally here and the Superstars are all on pins and needles awaiting the outcome, which could affect their relationships and friendships...

Nakamura, Dillinger, and The Revival move to the main roster

The WWE main roster has a couple of new NXT “graduates” as The Revival, Tye Dillinger and Shinsuke Nakamura all debuted on Raw and Smackdown this week following WrestleMania. The Revival joined Raw and answered The New Day’s open challenge, also winning the match. Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder began as a tag team in  July 2014 as The...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 04/04/2017

WrestleMania has come and gone and now we start again in WWE. We have new champions (one I’m okay with and one I’m not); a “redemption” of sorts; and potentially the biggest departure (on their own) in the company ever (Shawn Michaels would be the other). I’m sure if you’re reading this, you know what I’m writing about above by now...