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Huge Increase In SmackDown Viewership Due To Roman Reigns (Details)

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• Huge Increase In SmackDown Viewership Due To Roman Reigns (Details)

Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown was a must-see episode, because of Vince McMahon kicking off the show after stepping down from his CEO & Chairman position, and the return of Roman Reigns and his Undisputed WWE Universal Title defense.

The latest episode of SmackDown drew 2.27 million viewers, which is up from previous week’s 1.80 million viewers.

While the announcement of Vince kicking off the show definitely made a lot of people tune in, Reigns’ return took the viewership to an even higher level in the second hour.

The 1st hour, which kicked off with McMahon, drew 2.19 million viewers. The 2nd hour, featuring Roman Reigns defeating Riddle and the surprise return of Brock Lesnar, drew 2.36 million viewers.

The 2nd hour rarely draws more viewers than the 1st hour, so this is a big deal and a successful episode of SmackDown for WWE.

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On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2000’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. KOTR Qualifying Match: Kurt Angle vs. Buh-Buh Ray Dudley

2. KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Benoit vs. X-Pac

3. KOTR Qualifying Match: Eddie Guerrero vs. Chyna

4. KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho vs. Edge

5. The Undertaker vs. Bull Buchanan & The Big Boss Man

6. KOTR Qualifying Match: Rikishi vs. Scotty 2 Hotty

7. KOTR Qualifying Match: Kane vs. The Hardy Boyz

8. KOTR Qualifying Match: Crash Holly vs. Hardcore Holly

9. The Rock vs. Test & Prince Albert

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