Archive - 05/17/2017

Smackdown rating for 05/16/2017

Smackdown this week drew 2,175,000 viewers, down 173,000 viewers from last week’s show. That is the lowest number since the November 8, 2016 episode which went head-to-head with election results. Smackdown was #4 on the top 50 cable chart among the 18-49 demo. The NBA Playoffs did the most damage with 5.7 million viewers. (Ratings credit:...

Kennadi Brink signs with WWE as the first female referee

The website SquaredCircleSirens.com is reporting that WWE has signed indie wrestler Kennadi Brink and she will become WWE’s first female referee. Brink, whose real name is Jessika Heiser, regularly wrestled for Maryland Championship Wrestling but has also made appearances for SHIMMER, Ring of Honor, and other independent promotions. The...

Al Snow briefly arrested on Monday

Impact Wrestling’s Al Snow was arrested two days ago in Kentucky and charged with failure to appear. The arrest stems from an incident two years ago after he was stopped by police for a broken tail light and an expired insurance card. Snow wrote on Twitter that a typo in the system led to his arrest as there was a bench warrant for him that he...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 05/16/2017

Introduction: Video Promo and Welcoming The regular Smackdown! Live opener starts, the pyro blows in the arena, and we are greeted in Manchester, New Hampshire. Arena Promo United States Champion Kevin Owens is in the ring; behind him is a TV screen that reads “Kevin Owens’ Highlight Reel.” He proclaims that he has now claimed the Highlight...