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SmackDown Defeats RAW In Viewership For The 1st Time In Almost 2 Years

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 19, 1990) – WWF MSG House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 19, 1990, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

The results can be found here:

– WWF Intercontinental Title: Mr. Perfect wrestled The Texas Tornado (C) to a double-count-out

– Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Special Delivery Jones

– Shane Douglas defeated The Brooklyn Brawler

– The Warlord defeated Koko B Ware

– The British Bulldog defeated Haku

– Ted DiBiase defeated Dusty Rhodes via DQ

– Tugboat defeated Dino Bravo via DQ

– WWF Tag Team Titles: The Hart Foundation (c) defeated Rythm & Blues

• SmackDown Defeats RAW In Viewership For The 1st Time In Almost 2 Years

This week’s historic SmackDown 1000 episode finally beat RAW in terms of viewership.

This week’s episode of RAW, which featured The Shield vs. The Dogs Of War in the main event, drew 2.40 million viewers. This is up from previous week’s 2.37 million viewers.

Below are the viewership numbers for the 3 hours of RAW:

– 1st Hour: 2.49 million

– 2nd Hour: 2.48 million

– 3rd Hour: 2.22 million

On the other hand, this week’s 1000th episode of SmackDown, which featured the reunion of Evolution and return of multiple Legends, drew 2.55 million viewers. This is up from previous week’s 2.14 million viewers.

The last time SmackDown drew more viewership than RAW was during the last episode of 2016, where 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena made his highly promoted return.

Below are the results from this week’s RAW:

– Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins def. RAW Tag Team Champion Drew McIntyre via Count-out to qualify for the WWE World Cup

– Nia Jax & Ember Moon def. Dana Brooke & Tamina

– The Bella Twins confronted RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey

– RAW Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Dean Ambrose to qualify for the WWE World Cup

– Finn Bálor def. Jinder Mahal

– Bobby Lashley def. Tyler Breeze

– Alexa Bliss & Mickie James confronted Trish Stratus & Lita

– AOP def. The Conquistador (Handicap Match)

– Natalya def. Ruby Riott via DQ

– Apollo Crews confronted Elias

– The Shield def. Braun Strowman & Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre

Below are the top 10 moments from RAW:

Below are the results from SmackDown 1000:

– Mr. McMahon made a surprise appearance during “Truth TV”

– The Usos def. Daniel Bryan & AJ Styles

– Evolution’s reunion ended on a tense note

– The Miz def. Rusev to qualify for the WWE World Cup

– Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair exchange jaw-dropping words on “The Cutting Edge”

– The Bar def. The New Day to win the SmackDown Tag Team Titles

– Rey Mysterio def. Shinsuke Nakamura to qualify for the WWE World Cup

– The Undertaker returned to SmackDown LIVE with an ominous message for DX

Below are the top 10 moments from SmackDown 1000:

        
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