Below are some top WWE & AEW news stories of the day:
– Former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley was last seen on TV during the World Heavyweight Championship tournament on an episode of SmackDown.
He lost to AJ Styles in the SmackDown side’s Semi-Final match and also got busted open.
While WWE isn’t advertising Lashley to return to TV on tonight’s SmackDown, he has been advertised locally for tonight’s show.
This means he could return tonight to compete in a dark match after the show goes off the air.
– According to WRKD Wrestling & Xero News, the following is expected on tonight’s SmackDown:
Roman Reigns’ Money In The Bank match will be clear
Tensions will rise between Bayley and IYO SKY
LA Knight vs. Santos Escobar
Grayson Waller will get some time to shine
Someone will put their Money In The Bank spot on the line for next week
The winner of the tag team Gauntlet Match will face Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship on the SmackDown before Money In The Bank
– Last week’s Rampage drew 291,000 viewers with a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from previous week’s 357,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating.
– Last week’s SmackDown drew 2.28 million viewers with a 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from previous week’s 2.56 million viewers with a 0.73 rating.
– Monday’s RAW drew 1.60 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from last week’s 1.83 million viewers with a 0.56 rating.
– Tuesday’s NXT drew 581,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from last week’s 615,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating.
– Wednesday’s Dynamite drew 832,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from last week’s 903,000 viewers with a 0.33 rating.
– Rebel is still under contract with AEW.
– Carmelo Hayes will defend the NXT Championship against Baron Corbin on the June 27th episode of NXT.
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