• Last Night’s SmackDown Drew Almost 3 Million Viewers
Last night’s episode of WWE SmackDown, which featured the aftermath of SummerSlam 2021, drew 2.87 million viewers, with a 0.70 rating in the 18-49 demo.
This is up from last week’s 2.10 million viewers with a 0.57 rating in the 18-49 demo.
As usual, SmackDown continues to be the #1 pro-wrestling show in US, and this was the highest viewership for a WWE show in a long time.
Below is the viewership of other top pro-wrestling shows from this week:
RAW: 2.07 million
NXT: 685,000 viewers
AEW Dynamite: 1.17 million
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 28, 1989) – WWF SummerSlam 1989
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 28, 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ LIVE on PPV from the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The main event featured actor Tiny Lister as ‘Zeus’ in the first out of his 3 WWF PPV matches (in addition to a WCW PPV match he had 7 years later).
The pay-per-view had the tagline “Feel the Heat”.
Here are the PPV results:
The Brain Busters defeated The Hart Foundation
Dusty Rhodes defeated The Honky Tonk Man
Mr. Perfect defeated The Red Rooster
The Fabulous Rougeaus & Rick Martel defeated The Rockers & Tito Santana
WWF Intercontinental Championship: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude (c)
Demolition & King Duggan defeated André the Giant & The Twin Towers
Greg Valentine defeated Hercules
Ted DiBiase defeated Jimmy Snuka by count-out
Brutus Beefcake & Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage & Zeus