“Monday Night Raw” Ratings and Viewership Hit Eight Month Low


And down the hole they go. “Monday Night Football” is in full swing on Monday nights and that means nothing good for “Monday Night Raw”. The ratings and audience for wrestling always take big hits in the fall and the question was what the show would do now that the Shield reunion has taken place.

According to 411mania.com, this week’s episode drew a .91 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.688 million viewers. These numbers are down 6% each from last week’s .96 rating and 2.871 million viewers. Both shows are the lowest since the June 12 episode, which had a .86 rating and 2.542 million viewers.

Miss the show? Here are some highlights.

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Opinion: Ouch. When you consider the fact that “Monday Night Football” was between two fairly unpopular teams, there isn’t much of an excuse for this. The problem boils down to the fact that the Shield reforming is a lot more interesting than the Shield being reformed. They’re not fighting as a unit this week so why else would people watch them stand around talking instead of waiting to watch them fight on Sunday?

What did you think of this week’s show? Why do you think the ratings are so low? Let us know in the comments below.

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Gail Kim Discusses Leaving TNA for WWE, Her Return to “Impact”


GFW superstar Gail Kim recently participated on an “Impact” media conference call, and was asked about her departure from WWE back to TNA in 2008.

Below are some highlights from the call, courtesy of Wrestling Inc.:

On leaving TNA to return to WWE:

“It was great because you just never know what will happen when a company brings in 10 girls all at once, it can probably get ugly in some instances,” she said. “It was just this magical thing that happened, all these girls just kind of clicked and had their own personality or character. You saw girls from Awesome Kong to Sheely Martinez with LAX, then myself and Jackie Moore and Roxxi Laveaux. It was just a wide, vast array of characters, and we all had our different wrestling styles.

“It was hard to leave at that time, I literally balled my eyes out because I didn’t want to leave,” she continued. “It was just a business decision at that time, and I had talked to every single person in the office and they understood my decision. Hey, I ended up back home though, so it all worked out.”

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On her favorite matches from her time in TNA/GFW:

“I might meet people through my husband (celebrity chef Robert Irvine) at events and they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re a pro-wrestler? I have to Google you,’ and I’d say, ‘Don’t watch my WWE matches! Go watch some TNA matches,’” she said. “I would say my top three favorite matches of all time would be with Awesome Kong, I had a no-disqualification pay-per-view match, it was Final Resolution, so I’m very proud of that match with her. And of course with Taryn (Terrell), the Last Knockout Standing match and the ladder match. All of those matches just came with the perfect build, we really took our time with all of that and I’m just really proud of them.”

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Wrestling Rumors Official Smackdown Live Preview – Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live emanates from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Here’s what we can expect for the show:

Sami Zayn to kick off SmackDown LIVE

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Without a doubt, the biggest storyline on “Smackdown Live,” as of late, has been Sami Zayn’s decision to help Kevin Owens defeat Shane McMahon at the recent “Hell in a Cell” pay-per-view. My guess is that tonight will continue to build toward a future match with either AJ Styles or Shane-O-Mac, and with “Survivor Series” still being about a month of away, there is no rush in developing this feud.

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal to make Survivor Series announcement

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There have been rumors that WWE Champion Jinder Mahal is planning to challenge The Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, in a “champion vs. champion” match at “Survivor Series.”

If the “modern day Maharaja” indeed makes that announcement during tonight’s show, it would undoubtedly set up a few weeks of talk and build towards Mahal’s ultimate demise.

 
 
 

Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler meet in WWE Hell in a Cell rematch tonight on SmackDown LIVE

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I love both Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode, and if WWE wants to give me these two one more time, I will not turn it down. However, I hope that this is the final match between these two, and they can each move on to new things. Personally, I feel that Ziggler needs the win here, in order to propel him to the next thing, however, I have a suspicion that it won’t happen.

Which is fine; in fact, it would be GLORIOUS!!

United States Champion Baron Corbin to be in action

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I have been very impressed with Baron Corbin for a long time, and I’m glad he’s finally getting the opportunity to be one of the flag-bearers for the company. My guess is that he will be facing Tye Dillinger tonight, and I hope that the “Perfect 10” gets the victory. It would be great to see the two of them go one-on-one at “Survivor Series.”

Breezango break open their next case in “Pulp Fashion”

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Breeznago is amazing. “The Fashion Files” are hilarious. “Pulp Fashion” is going to be incredible. That is all.

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Dolph Ziggler Sends Message To Bobby Roode, WrestleMania 34 Tickets Available

Dolph Ziggler sending a message to Bobby Roode ahead of their Hell In a Cell rematch on tonight’s WWE SmackDown. Ziggler tells Roode to enjoy his 15 minutes of fame because he’s seen 1,000 guys like Roode come, and 1,000 go. The #ShowOff @HEELZiggler has a message for @REALBobbyRoode ahead of their rematch TONIGHT on […]

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Gail Kim Talks Leaving TNA For WWE In 2008

Gail Kim was on an Impact Wrestling media conference call this week. Highlights of the call are down below. Gail Kim on the formation of the Knockouts division and leaving for WWE in 2008: “It was great because you just never know what will happen when a company brings in 10 girls all at once, it can probably […]

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Bubba Ray/Bully Ray Retires From In-Ring Competition


According to Pro Wrestling Unlimited, Bubba Ray/Bully Ray took to the ring at the Chicago Ring of Honor ‘Global Wars‘ show where he got on the microphone and announced his retirement from in-ring competition.

Not too long ago, it was revealed by Ray that he may have to retire due to head trauma he suffered at the previous ROH pay-per-view.

Last night, he made his way to the ring following a match between Kushida & Cheeseburger vs. The Addiction, putting Kazarian through a table.

Ray would explain he and D-Von set a table on fire back in 1999 and put someone through the table in that same building.

He would then explain that it’s about time for him, which drew a lot of boos. The crowd started chanting his name, thanking him. He soaked it in and thanked the fans.

He explains his favorite place to wrestle has always been Chicago, before calling a young boy into the ring. He took a piece of the broken table and handed it to him. He said the boy represents the fans, thanking him with a hug and never forget this night. The boy returned to his seat and held up the piece of the table.

He said that was the final table that he will ever break. He thanked everyone, before leaving.

While not physically using the word “retirement,” Ray did appear to be doing just that. He owns the ‘3D Academy’ school with D-Von, so he isn’t completely leaving the industry, just retiring from competition.

If you would like to hear an audio explanation, we highly suggest watching the original report by Pro Wrestling Unlimited which we have featured below.

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What are your favorite Bubba Ray/Bully Ray matches and moments? Were you a fan? Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Additionally, you can find me on Twitter at @SOSNH1995. We also want to remind you that we have a Newsletter you can sign up to. This will allow us to send you the best news in one place via an email. We also have the Wrestling Rumors app that we encourage you all to download to get updates faster than they release on our various pages. It is available on Android and iOS devices.

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Truth to Recent Rumors on Summer Rae’s Career


Over the past 24 hours, there has been much speculation and rumors over a post Summer Rae made. The speculation was that she would either be retiring or leaving WWE. This is incorrect.

Yesterday, Rae took to her Twitter account, concerned by the accusations, claiming they were incorrect. Here are a few tweets where she mentions these:

People out here making stuff up out of thin air. Where are the receipts? Let’s chat about this. I’m logged on tonight. Wassup?

— Summer Rae (@RealSummerWWE) October 17, 2017

In response to Sasha Banks telling her to block Cageside Seats on Twitter for reportedly spreading the fake news:

Kaahagahahacahshsvavva SAVAGE BANKS @SashaBanksWWE https://t.co/DVb5uoNMjZ

— Summer Rae (@RealSummerWWE) October 17, 2017

She had other tweets up, but they now appear to be gone. Rae would also go live with Stella Kae in separate live stories on Instagram, where they discussed the issue.

Rae explained that she is most definitely still with WWE. She has back spasms and pains in her back and isn’t cleared to compete, which is why she hasn’t appeared on WWE television. She is under contract.

The post she made was taken out of context and many looked too far into it. She used past tense due to it being a past series of matches she referenced involving Banks. The past tense caused people to believe she had left the company.

To reiterate, if you’ve heard Rae is retiring or gone from the company, that information is incorrect. Stay locked to Wrestling Rumors for more information on her condition as she continues to improve and eventually returns to television.

If you want to see an example of Rae in action, we highly suggest checking out the following match where she takes on Nikki Bella.

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Did you hear of these rumors? Are you a fan of Rae? Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Additionally, you can find me on Twitter at @SOSNH1995. We also want to remind you that we have a Newsletter you can sign up to. This will allow us to send you the best news in one place via an email. We also have the Wrestling Rumors app that we encourage you all to download to get updates faster than they release on our various pages. It is available on Android and iOS devices.

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AJ Styles Comments on if Championships Make You a ‘Top Guy’ in WWE


AJ Styles was interviewed by Planeta Wrestling where he spoke about whether Championships make a person a ‘top guy,’ his dream ‘WrestleMania‘ match and what his favorite match in WWE so far is.

On if a Championship makes a superstar a ‘top guy’ in the company:

“I think that a championship definitely says something about you, it definitely says you’re the guy that puts butts in the seats. The WWE Champion does that for SmackDown, he’s our guy that puts butts in the seats, that’s why people come to see it. Do you necessarily have to be a top guy to have the championship? You don’t have to be. Once you’ve got the respect of the fans for everything you’ve done, you can be that top guy. But I personally enjoy being a champion.”

On which match in WWE so far has been his favorite:

“I’ve had a lot of great matches already and I don’t know that I can pick just one, I don’t know if that’s a question for me. Now I did enjoy the WrestleMania match, because it’s always bigger than anything else, with Shane McMahon and I’m very proud of that match. That’s one that’s at the top of my list, but there are many others like with Roman Reigns and John Cena as well, so it’s hard to pick just one.”

On what his ‘WrestleMania’ dream match is:

“Will it happen? I’m not sure. I think there’s a lot of matches that people want to see and Shinsuke [vs.] AJ Styles is definitely one of them, also with Bobby Roode. There’s very few people on the SmackDown roster I’ve yet to have a one-on-one match with, and I think that would be very special to have any one of those guys at WrestleMania.”

If you would like to hear the audio version of this interview, we highly suggest checking out the video below from Planeta Wrestling.

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What match have you most enjoyed from Styles in WWE? Do you agree with Styles’ idea of the Champion and the title? Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Additionally, you can find me on Twitter at @SOSNH1995. We also want to remind you that we have a Newsletter you can sign up to. This will allow us to send you the best news in one place via an email. We also have the Wrestling Rumors app that we encourage you all to download to get updates faster than they release on our various pages. It is available on Android and iOS devices.

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Note on Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas Missing ‘Raw’ This Week


As reported on both WrestlingInc and IWNerd, both Rotunda brothers (Bray Wyatt & Bo Dallas) have missed ‘Raw’ the last couple of weeks.

While we have no confirmed information on any potential incident within the family, neither Rotunda brother has worked ‘Raw‘ the past two weeks and haven’t been wrestling at any live events since October 2.

While Wyatt did have a promo on the show last week, he didn’t appear in the ring. This is likely something that was pre-taped.

There has been talk of an injury to Bo Dallas, though we cannot legitimately confirm the injury at this time, so it is unknown if that is real or not.

Additionally, JoJo, who was recently found to be involved with Wyatt wasn’t at ‘Raw.’ Could this potentially mean something big is happening with the family?

Wrestling Rumors will continue to update you on this situation as more news does become available. We sincerely hope this isn’t a serious issue for the family and hope that they can all return to the company for active competition sooner rather than later.

If you would like to see the brothers compete against one another, we highly suggest watching the following video featuring The Wyatt Family taking on The Social Outcasts last year on ‘Raw.’

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What do you think about this incident? Do you like the Rotunda brothers? Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Additionally, you can find me on Twitter at @SOSNH1995. We also want to remind you that we have a Newsletter you can sign up to. This will allow us to send you the best news in one place via an email. We also have the Wrestling Rumors app that we encourage you all to download to get updates faster than they release on our various pages. It is available on Android and iOS devices.

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