• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 2, 1993) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1993’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Al Burke
– Mr. Hughes vs. Mark Ming
– Shawn Michaels vs. Brian West
– King of The Ring Report
– KOTR Qualifying Match: Lex Luger vs. Bob Backlund
– Crush vs. Reno Riggins
– Money Inc. vs. Jesse Storm & Raven Clark
• SmackDown Draws Its Lowest Viewership On FOX To Date
Just like RAW, the blue brand isn’t doing good in regards to TV ratings either. The ratings for the show are just decreasing with every week passing.
According to Showbuzz Daily, SmackDown brought in an average of 1.941 million viewers this week. This is down from last week’s 2.014 million viewers.
SmackDown recorded a record low of 888,000 viewers after moving to FOX, but that happened when it aired on FS1.
This week’s show marked the lowest ever viewership, since the show premiered on FOX.
On the other hand, this week’s RAW drew an average of 1.817 million viewers.
This is down from last week’s 1.842 million viewers. This is also the lowest non-holiday week RAW viewership in history. The December 23, 2019 episode drew 1.835 million viewers and the December 24, 2018 episode averaged 1.775 million viewers.
This is the lowest non-holiday viewership in history for hour one. This is also the second-lowest third hour of all-time, including holidays.
Vince McMahon already discussed this problem on his earnings call last week, and said that it is happening due to the show featuring new wrestlers.
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