• WWE’s New Idea Being Given Credit For RAW Ranking #1 On Cable
This week’s RAW was #1 on cable, as it drew a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demo.
Credit for this is going to WWE doing the “Countdown To Cody” during the show, where WWE showed how much time is left till Cody Rhodes shows up on RAW.
— WWE (@WWE) May 17, 2022
According to the Wrestling Observer, this new idea from WWE worked last week and worked this week as well:
“That thing where they tell ya, I mean, it worked in week one and it worked in week two where they go in there and they go, ‘Cody Rhodes is going to be at 10 PM,’ and whether it’ll always be Cody Rhodes or whether they’ll tell you it’s Becky Lynch, it’s not like they have Bill Goldberg on the show or something like that.
So, it may be Cody Rhodes every week at 10. So, I’m going to guess that they’re going to push something at 10 because it seems to have paid off two weeks in a row.
So, yeah, the number, a little bit lower than expectations, but it was first on cable across the board.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (May 21, 1995) – WCW Slamboree 1995
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 21, 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Slamboree 1995: A Legends’ Reunion’ LIVE on PPV from the Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida.
It was the 3rd Slamboree PPV out of 8, the WCW aired from 1993 to 2000.
Here are the results from that night:
WCW World Tag Team Championship: The Nasty Boys defeated Harlem Heat (c)
Kevin Sullivan defeated The Man With No Name
Wahoo McDaniel defeated Dick Murdoch
IWGP Heavyweight Championship: The Great Muta (c) defeated Paul Orndorff
WCW World Television Championship: Arn Anderson (c) defeated Alex Wright
Meng wrestled Road Warrior Hawk to a double-countout
Sting defeated Big Bubba Rogers
Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair & Big Van Vader