Below are some top WWE & AEW news stories of the day:
– Below are the viewership numbers for last week’s top pro-wrestling shows in USA:
RAW drew 1.60 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from previous week’s 1.83 million viewers with a 0.56 rating.
NXT drew 581,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from previous week’s 615,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating.
Dynamite drew 832,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from previous week’s 903,000 viewers with a 0.33 rating.
SmackDown drew 2.43 million viewers with a 0.67 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is up from previous week’s 2.28 million viewers with a 0.60 rating.
Rampage drew 423,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is up from previous week’s 291,000 viewers with a 0.10 rating.
Collision drew 816,000 viewers with a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 demo. This show featured the return of CM Punk to AEW TV after 9 months.
– 3 Years ago today, The Undertaker announced his in-ring retirement on The Last Ride.
– On last night’s episode of NXT, Damon Kemp announced that he’s bringing back RAW Underground and will face Eddy Thorpe in two weeks.
There will be no ropes and you can only win by Knockout, TKO or Submission.
Later in the show, Eddy Thorpe called Damon Kemp’s brother Gable Steveson to train him for the RAW Underground Match.
– Below is the card for next week’s NXT Gold Rush:
Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Baron Corbin for the NXT Championship
Tiffany Stratton (c) vs. Thea Hail for the NXT Women’s Championship
Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) (c) vs. Edris Enofe & Malik Blade for the NXT Tag Team Championship
Nathan Frazer (c) vs. Dragon Lee for the NXT Heritage Cup
Gigi Dolin vs. Kiana James
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