• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 12, 1988) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– King Haku vs. SD Jones (12/3/88; Boston Garden)
– Hercules vs. Boris Zhukov (12/6/88; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center)
– Akeem (w/ Slick) vs. Pete Doherty (12/3/88; Boston Garden)
– Ron Garvin vs. Iron Mike Sharpe (12/6/88; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center)
– Mr. Perfect vs. Jose Luis Rivera (12/4/88; Hamilton, Ontario; Copps Coliseum)
– Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (WWF Superstars – 11/15/88; San Francisco, CA; Cow Palace)
– Koko B. Ware vs. The Red Rooster
• This Week’s RAW Sets New Record For Lowest Viewership, Former Creative Team Member Comes To WWE’s Defense
This week’s episode of RAW, which featured Seth Rollins defending the Intercontinental Championship against Baron Corbin in a TLC match in the main event, drew 2.19 million viewers.
This is down from previous week’s 2.29 million viewers and set a new record for the lowest viewership ever in the history of RAW.
Below is the hourly viewership breakdown for this week’s RAW:
1st Hour – 2.35 million viewers
2nd Hour – 2.19 million viewers
3rd Hour – 2.05 million viewers
Below are the results from this week’s RAW:
– Seth Rollins tore into Baron Corbin, leading to an impromptu TLC Intercontinental Title Match
– Bobby Roode & Chad Gable def. AOP & Drake Maverick in a 2-on-3 Handicap to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions
– Ruby Riott insulted Natalya with a Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart Table
– Drew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler
– Bayley def. Alicia Fox
– Lio Rush def. Elias
– Ember Moon def. Tamina
– Seth Rollins def. Baron Corbin in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match to retain the Intercontinental Championship
Below are the top 10 moments from RAW:
After the news of this record low viewership broke out, Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer tweeted out “This is embarrassing”.
This led to former WWE Creative team member Jimmy Jacobs (who was fired for taking a picture with the Bullet Club and posting it on Social Media when they “invaded” RAW) coming to WWE’s defense with the following tweet:
Writing a 3 hour wrestling tv show every single week is fuckin hard. https://t.co/ohGZXBAJkx
— The Zombie Princess (@JimmyJacobsX) December 12, 2018