• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (October 12, 1982) – WCCW TV
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 12, 1982, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several WCCW Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Interview: David Von Erich
– David Von Erich vs. Frank Dusek
– Al Madril & Jose Lothario vs. Checkmate & Dragon
– Interview: Ric Flair
– Samoan vs. Gran Marcus II
– Michael Hayes vs. Roberto Renesto
– Interview: Michael P.S. Hayes
– Interview: Bill Irwin
• Huge Decrease In This Week’s SmackDown Viewership
This week’s episode of SmackDown on FOX, which was the Draft edition of the show, drew 2.89 million viewers.
This is down from previous week’s 3.89 million viewers (which was SmackDown’s 20th anniversary show and debut on FOX, and also featured The Rock’s return to WWE after 3 years).
As you can see, SmackDown lost 1 million viewers in a week, despite a Draft special episode.
You can check out the WWE vs. AEW viewership numbers for this week below:
RAW: 2.33 million viewers (down from previous week’s 2.57 million viewers)
NXT: 790,000 viewers (down from previous week’s 891,000 viewers)
AEW Dynamite: 1.02 million viewers (down from previous week’s 1.41 million viewers)
SmackDown: 2.89 million viewers (down from previous week’s 3.89 million viewers)
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