Archive - 08/09/2017

Smackdown rating for 08/08/2017

Smackdown did a total of 2,584,000 viewers, up 15,000 viewers from last week’s show. The show was #1 in the top 50 cable chart among the 18-49 demographic and #2 in overall viewership. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Kairi Sane to make NXT live debut tomorrow

Kairi Sane, the Japanese female superstar previously known as Kairi Hojo, will be making her NXT non-televised debut tomorrow. The highly-regarded wrestler was part of the Mae Young Classic tournament and suffered a concussion in one of her matches during the two-night tapings in mid-July. She was cleared by doctors to return to the ring and will...

Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge renewed by CMT

Stone Cold Steve Austin will continue hosting the Broken Skull Challenge on CMT after the network renewed the series for its fifth season. “CMT is having a tremendous year and Steve Austin is an invaluable part of our continued growth and success,” added Frank Tanki, general manager of CMT and TV Land. “‘Broken Skull Challenge’ is a...

Cena vs Corbin latest match added to SummerSlam

With a week and a half to go for the big SummerSlam pay-per-view, John Cena finally got his opponent: Money in the Bank winner Baron Corbin. The angle between the two started last week after Smackdown went off the air from USA Network and continued on the WWE Network. As the Cena vs Nakamura match ended, Corbin attacked Cena but the former 16-time...

WWE and Canal 1 announce new television deal in Colombia

WWE and Canal 1 today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship programs Raw and SmackDown in Colombia beginning Saturday, August 19. “We’re pleased to have Canal 1 join us as our first national over-the-air broadcast partner in Colombia,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “This partnership...

Smackdown! Live TV Report for 08/08/2017

Introduction Segment: Video Promo A recap of Shinsuke Nakamura wrestling John Cena from last week’s Smackdown! Live plays, as well as footage of “Mr. Money In The Bank” Baron Corbin attacking Cena and Nakamura after Smackdown! went off of the air. Arena Promo We go right to the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario. John Cena is out and...