Archive - 05/10/2017

Smackdown rating for 05/09/2017

Smackdown did 2,348,000 viewers this week for the tape-delayed show from The O2 Arena in London, England. That is up just 48,000 viewers from last week’s show but still way down compared to the usual average. The number was good enough for the #3 spot in the top 50 cable chart in the 18-49 demographic. The NBA Playoffs game did nearly 5 million...

Rusev returning on Smackdown next week

Former United States champion Rusev will return on WWE television next week and will be on Smackdown live for the first time since the brand split. Rusev, along with Lana, was drafted to Smackdown the week after WrestleMania during the Superstar Shake-up however he has been injured since February. Rusev made his first TV appearance since his...

President Dwayne Johnson? It’s a “real possibility!”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is gracing the cover of the new GQ Magazine in anticipation of the upcoming theatrical release of Baywatch. Perhaps the most newsworthy piece of the interview is the part where he talks politics, and maybe a run for the highest office in the United States in a few years time. The former WWE champion revealed that both...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Total SummerSlam

E! will air the season finale of season six of Total Divas tonight with episode 16 titled Total SummerSlam. The synopsis for tonight’s broadcast reads, “On the season finale, the Superstars take New York by storm during SummerSlam week. Nikki comes to terms with not being able to make the comeback of her dreams, while Maryse throws a prom...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 05/09/2017

Introduction: Video Promo and Welcoming A montage of Jinder Mahal’s path to his WWE Championship Match at Backlash on May 21 starts off. The regular Smackdown! Live opener then plays, the pyro explodes in t 02 Arena, and Tom Phillips greets us. Arena Promo WWE Champion Randy Orton strolls to the ring. the lights remain dimmed in blue while Orton...