• SmackDown Beats RAW In Viewership Again – RAW Viewership Stays Below 2 Million
This week’s episode of SmackDown, which featured the return of 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, drew 2.09 million viewers. This is up from previous week’s 1.90 million viewers.
In comparison, this week’s RAW drew 1.97 million viewers. This is up from previous week’s all-time low of 1.78 million viewers.
This is the second week in a row that SmackDown beat RAW in viewership and RAW’s viewership has stayed below the 2 million mark.
This week marked the 4th time SmackDown has defeated RAW in viewership since the 2016 brand split.
Below are the results from this week’s RAW:
– Drew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler (Steel Cage Match)
– Triple H confronted Seth Rollins
– Apollo Crews won a Fresh Start Battle Royal to earn an Intercontinental Championship Match against Dean Ambrose
– Elias confronted Baron Corbin
– Sasha Banks, Bayley & Ember Moon def. The Riott Squad
– Bobby Lashley def. Seth Rollins via Disqualification
– Jinder Mahal & The Singh Brothers def. Heath Slater & Rhyno (3-on-2 Handicap Match)
– Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose def. Apollo Crews
– Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey & Natalya def. Nia Jax & Tamina
Below are the results from this week’s SmackDown:
– The New Day kicked off 2019 with a New Year Celebration
– Samoa Joe def. Jeff Hardy to earn the final slot in the Fatal 5-Way Match
– Shinsuke Nakamura attacked United States Champion Rusev
– Sonya Deville def. Naomi
– Becky Lynch interrupted John Cena
– John Cena & Becky Lynch def. Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega
– AJ Styles def. Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, Randy Orton & Samoa Joe to earn a WWE Championship Match at Royal Rumble
• Attitude Era Star Urges Fans To Support All Elite Wrestling
During a recent edition of X-Pac 1,2,360 podcast, Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran X-Pac had an important message for the fans regarding the launch of All Elite Wrestling.
Below is what X-Pac said:
“One minor thing and I don’t know if it’s a concern: does it lose some of that punk rock feel? You get what I am saying? The do-it yourself, we gotta get behind this mentality. But I hope the enthusiasm stays because everyone complains that we need another major player in the industry, so please support it.
Don’t all of a sudden ‘oh, it’s not the cool thing because everyone else is getting to see it too’. It’s not as much of underdog when you got millions of dollars behind you. And it’s not like ‘we’re just gonna start this company from scratch and all of a sudden here it is.’
There is this history, and all this work that was done. And now you see everyone like okay headline, ‘Davey Boy Smith Jr. signs with MLW, so and so signs with Impact, so and so this.’ Everyone is staking claim: we’re gobbling up the guys that we want specifically on our team.
One thing I gotta say about this, about All Elite Wrestling is so many people in the industry that are sure they know how it’s done are all jumping in. I see so-and-so’s advice, this person has advice.
As nice of you and your advice but these guys have come along because they kinda went their own way. Not that you don’t want to take advice, but filter it, it might be sound advice for somebody but somebody else. Just wish them well and get the f*** out of the way [laughs].”
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