Let us take a look at the top 8 WWE News & Professional Wrestling stories of the hour:
8. SmackDown Live Ratings For This Week, Who Won The Brand Extension Ratings War In The Second Week?
This week’s episode of SmackDown Live, which featured American Alpha’s WWE main roster debut, Brock Lesnar’s invasion, Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt in the main event, drew 2.68 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 2.74 million viewers.
The final rating of the show was 1.86, which is down from last week’s 1.92. It should be noted that SmackDown Live lost the Brand Extension weekly ratings battle yet again this week as this week’s Raw (which featured the return of Brock Lesnar & Randy Orton invading Raw) drew 3.31 million viewers, which is down from last week’s 3.34 million viewers.
7. Backstage News on How Brock Lesnar Played a Role in Paul Heyman Re-Signing With WWE, Paige & Jimmy Uso Dealing With Injuries
As we noted before, Paul Heyman WWE contract expired a few weeks back and he didn’t re-sign it. Reports suggest that Heyman wanted WWE to pay him more but officials didn’t agree to this demand of Heyman.
The contract was re-signed when Brock Lesnar’s WWE return was just around the corner and Lesnar told the WWE officials that he wants Heyman with him, so make it happen. No word yet on if Heyman got the deal he wanted or he re-signed to the same old conditions of his contract.
Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman appeared on both Raw & SmackDown Live this week.
Paige & Jimmy Uso are currently dealing with injuries. While Paige is dealing with back and shoulder issues, Jimmy Uso’s injury is unknown at the moment. Due to being injured, Paige has been pulled from the upcoming tours of Australia & New Zealand. She’s expected to be out of action for at least 2 more weeks. Jimmy Uso’s timetable of return is unknown at the moment as he was scheduled to return at this Tuesday’s tapings, but he didn’t.