Some troubling news for Vince McMahon. Viewership for Smackdown continues to drop at a rapid pace, and the latest episode was the lowest rated yet. Fewer than 2 million people watched the show this week. The internet wrestling community has slowly lost interest in the product because they feel that is simply a recap show for Monday Night Raw. Nothing significant really happens all that often on the secondary show.
September 5, 2015
It might not be discussed much within the internet wrestling community, but Booker T is proving himself to be quite the businessman. He just announced that his Reality of Wrestling promotion has just signed a deal with the CW, the network that used to air Smackdown a couple of years ago. Booker revealed that the show will air weekly on Sunday mornings in Houston and the surrounding areas.
August 19, 2015
Since he has not been featured much on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown lately, the internet wrestling community has naturally wondered if Hornswoggle was still with the company. He is still employed and does a lot of behind the scenes stuff for WWE, including segments on the Network. The guy also does a lot of meet and greets with children.
August 13, 2015
On Tuesday, WWE taped an episode of Smackdown in Portland. Among the more notable faces backstage was none other than Chael Sonnen. The former UFC star was there to meet up with Michael Cole for some reason. Many are under the impression that he could be negotiating a deal to join World Wrestling Entertainment as an on screen character.
August 12, 2015
When Destination America picked up both TNA and ROH, the belief was that they wanted to be a hot spot for professional wrestling fans. Now, they want even more. Rumors have surfaced that the network met with WWE to discuss the possibility of picking up one of their tertiary shows. Vince McMahon plans on keeping Monday Night Raw and Smackdown on the USA Network.
August 5, 2015
While the internet wrestling community is making a big deal about it, the staff at TNA were not surprised that Impact Wrestling lost more than 100,000 viewers this week. Dixie Carter and her team knew that a drop usually takes place whenever a television show changes days. It has happened to them before, and it has also happened to Smackdown. Once fans figure out that they have moved, then the numbers will slowly start increasing again.
June 4, 2015
It looks like TNA is going to be competing with WWE head to head once again. This time, however, it will be Impact Wrestling going up against Smackdown. The Fight Network has revealed that they are moving the weekly wrestling show in Canada to same Wednesday night time slot that Destination America announced earlier in the day. The decision to do so was more a result of the network executives as opposed to Dixie Carter.
May 15, 2015
On the latest episode of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt had a moment with Erick Rowan after winning the match. That has led to speculations from within the internet wrestling community about a possible Wyatt Family reunion. That is actually an idea that has been discussed, as the front office feels that Rowan has not been able to connect with the audience whatsoever. Luke Harper has a little connection, but it's not enough to take him to the top of WWE.
April 12, 2015
Vince McMahon caused a bit of an uproar with the internet wrestling community when he stated that Antonio Cesaro was missing something that prevented him from being elevated to the main event. In a recent interview, Daniel Bryan decided to defend Cesaro, stating that if the two of them were to work a lengthy match together on Smackdown, it would easily generate a huge reaction from WWE fans.
March 18, 2015