Below are some top WWE & AEW news stories of the day:
– WWE on-screen couple Rhea Ripley (RAW’s Women’s World Champion) and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio (NXT’s North American Champion) are celebrating the one year anniversary of a crucial moment.
A year ago today on RAW, Mami choked Dirty Dom with her legs. She posted a GIF of this and wrote the following:
“Happy One Year My Latino Heat 🔥😈”
Happy One Year My Latino Heat 🔥😈 pic.twitter.com/rAubfMOrms
— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) August 1, 2023
“Mi amor (My love) you changed my life…”
A few weeks after this moment, Dominik turned heel on Edge and his father Rey Mysterio at Clash At The Castle, and joined The Judgment Day, where he began dating Rhea.
– According to WrestleVotes, WWE Hall of Famer (Celebrity Wing) Kid Rock has been added to the SummerSlam 2023 presentation, as he will be featured in the SummerSlam intro video aka cold open.
Kid Rock appeared at last year’s SummerSlam as well, where he was shown seated at ringside.
– Friday’s WWE SmackDown on FOX drew 2.23 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is up from previous week’s 1.23 million viewers with a 0.36 rating on FS1.
– Friday’s AEW Rampage drew 324,000 viewers with a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is down from previous week’s 415,000 viewers with a 0.11 rating.
– Saturday’s AEW Collision drew 739,000 viewers with a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is up from previous week’s 618,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating.
– Below is the match-card for next week’s episode of NXT:
Dominik Mysterio (c) (with Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley) vs. Dragon Lee (with Rey Mysterio) for the NXT North American Championship
Bron Breakker vs. Von Wagner
Mustafa Ali vs. Axiom
Tyler Bate vs. Noam Dar
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