• SmackDown Live Draws Its Lowest Viewership Of 2018 With Daniel Bryan In The Main Event
This week’s episode of SmackDown Live, which featured Daniel Bryan vs. United States Champion Jeff Hardy in the main event to earn a second opportunity to compete in a Money In The Bank qualifying match, drew 2.19 million viewers.
This is down from previous week’s 2.30 million viewers and turned out to be the lowest viewership number for SmackDown Live in 2018.
In comparison, this week’s RAW drew 2.67 million viewers, down from previous week’s 2.74 million viewers.
Below are the results from this week’s SmackDown Live:
– The New Day joined “Miz TV”
– The Miz def. Big E
– Lana def. Billie Kay in a Women’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
– Andrade “Cien” Almas def. local competitor
– Shinsuke Nakamura revealed the stipulation for his WWE Championship Match against AJ Styles at WWE Money in the Bank
– Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. The Usos to earn the opportunity to contend for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at Money in the Bank 2018
– Naomi def. Sonya Deville in a Women’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
– Daniel Bryan def. Jeff Hardy to earn a second opportunity at a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Below are the top 10 moments from this week’s show:
• Samoa Joe Reveals Why He Wants WWE To Raid Indy Promotions
During a recent interview with POPCulture, Samoa Joe talked about Indy promotions not paying their top stars what they are worth and why WWE is right in picking those stars.
Below is what Joe said:
“Hey, you know whose fault it is, that your favorite wrestler got bought out? The company he was working for, cause they were too cheap to pay him what he was worth. So he should get paid what he’s worth, and if WWE comes and pays him what he’s worth, that’s on your sorry a$$. Get the money right. And start paying these dudes.
There are too many crazy talented dudes out there that aren’t getting paid, and if you have a problem with WWE making those dudes rich, you can kiss my a$$. Cause those dudes deserve to be rich, cause they’re talented as hell.
It’s funny because people are like, ‘oh, well that’s kind of messed up,’ No. No. That’s how you win. That’s why they’re the number one company in the world. You go out there and you get the best dudes. You don’t get mad at a tiger for being a tiger.”