Let us take a look at the top 8 WWE News & Professional Wrestling stories of the hour:
8. Did Damien Sandow’s TNA Wrestling Debut Help TNA’s TV Ratings?
On last week’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling, Damien Sandow (now known as Aron Rex) made his debut for the company and Bobby Lashley became a Triple Champion.
However, this wasn’t enough to help TNA’s ratings as this week’s average viewership was 315,000, which is down from previous week’s episode of 317,000.
Sandow noted that his name in TNA is going to be Aron Rex. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Sandow revealed why he signed with TNA:
“I really was not planning on signing with anybody this soon, I was serious about that. But the way the conversations went with several TNA officials, and the strong feeling of a family atmosphere, really made me want to explore the possibility of getting in the ring sooner than I expected. TNA just seemed like the perfect spot for me. They are a growing company with a proven track record. I really believe that they have their finger on the pulse of what the audience wants, and they will gear their product towards that.”
7. Were We Scheduled To See a Reunion of the “World’s Greatest Tag Team”?
As we noted earlier, Shelton Benjamin’s WWE return has been postponed as he suffered a shoulder injury and will undergo a surgery. Word is that Benjamin was scheduled to get a push to the higher mid-card on SmackDown Live as Vince McMahon & Triple H are big fans of his work and there was excitement regarding his return among employees.
However, with WWE wanting to bring more tag teams to the Blue Brand as they are planning to introduce a separate Tag Team Championship for the Brand, there was possibility of bringing back former WWE wrestler Charlie Haas, which would result in the reunion of the “World’s Greatest Tag Team”.
Speaking of the return of tag teams, WWE published an article looking at the hottest free agents that could be signed to either Raw or SmackDown Live. One of them was former WWE tag team Cryme Tyme. Below is what WWE posted regarding them:
“What is free agency all about? That money, money! Yeah, yeah! Although they haven’t competed in WWE as a unit since 2010, Shad Gaspard and JTG have teamed together on the independent circuit over the last several years. With the Tag Team division as hot as it’s ever been, Cryme Tyme would be a perfect addition to either brand. Cryme Tyme vs. The New Day on Raw? Cryme Tyme vs. American Alpha on SmackDown Live? Both would be absolutely lit.”