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WWE News: RAW Rating Sees Slight Uptick, Reclaims #1 Ranking (8/13/18)

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The road to this coming Sunday’s SummerSlam continued last night with the final edition of Monday Night RAW before the big event. The red brand has been on a pretty good streak in the ratings over the past few weeks, even with a small decrease in viewers last week. So how did last night’s show do?

The numbers are now in and last night’s RAW that saw the return of Dean Ambrose, as well as a vicious attack by Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns had a minor ratings increase from last week with a 2.825. While this is only a .74% increase over last week, it’s an increase nonetheless. Here’s how the red brand has done in the ratings the past four weeks:

  • July 23rd: 2.779
  • July 30th: 2.901
  • August 6th: 2.804
  • August 13th: 2.825

Last week’s RAW also saw the show drop slightly in the Cable Top 150 Rankings for the 18-49 demographic, however last night they jumped back into the number one spot:

  1. Monday Night RAW (9PM) – USA Network – 0.98
  2. *TIE* Monday Night RAW (8PM)/Love & Hip Hop Hollywood – 0.97
  3. Monday Night RAW (10PM) – USA Network – 0.95
  4. Teen Mom 2 Reunion – MTV – 0.69

Source: Showbuzz Daily

EA’s Take: Such a small increase in ratings this week makes it really difficult to tell what exactly made the difference. While SummerSlam is certainly one of the more anticipated WWE pay-per-views every year, I think it’s been a little 50/50 for fans this year. At least on Twitter anyways, which isn’t always the best gauge on how people overall feel (because there’s way more negativity than you’ll get with the general public that includes your casuals). You can’t really pin the increase on Lesnar because while those in-the-know were aware he was scheduled, he was not advertised. Same goes for Dean Ambrose’s return, which some fans really lost their metaphorical s*** over (I am NOT one of them). I’m more interested to see what WWE can do as we head into the Fall season, which is again usually when we hit another lull before the calendar turns over and things begin ramping up for next year’s Royal Rumble. I’m also wondering if we get a bunch of NXT call-ups next week, which we’ve seen after SummerSlam in the past. Personally, I’m hoping not because the company never seems to have any long-terms plans for these. Just look at everyone brought up after WrestleMania back in April.

 

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EC3 Destroys TNA In One ‘Claire Lynch’ Tweet

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Twitter is an amazing place, although sometimes it can be quite off-putting. That was not the case when EC3 gave us a tweet about Dixie Carter–that was really more about TNA in general–that should never be forgotten.

Lars Sullivan tweeted that EC3 was the worst thing to ever come out of Dixie Carter (odd, since she’s his “aunt,” and not his “mother”), and EC3 provided a response that can never be topped.

Fans will remember Claire Lynch as the supposed mistress of AJ Styles, a storyline so bad it was quickly (but not quickly abandoned) after revealing Christopher Daniels put Claire up to the claim. This, of course, was after a failed pregnancy was included as part of the storyline.

Thankfully, the YouTube videos still exist…for now:

I wouldn’t expect those videos to go away anytime soon, since the descriptions were recently updated with details on subscribing to the Global Wrestling Network.

Claire Lynch was played by commercial actress Julia Reilly, who reportedly quit the company after being harassed online (shocker), and wasn’t heard from since. Her Twitter account lists her as a trade show presenter, but the last tweet was in 2015. She did post to Instagram this year, and (sadly, for her) someone commented about her TNA run back in February.

 

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Sonoran Championship Wrestling BATTLE|LINES Results (9/21/18)

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SCW (Sonoran Championship Wrestling) returned to The World Famous Nile Theater on Friday night, September 21, for BATTLE|LINES! Tensions were high all night, and the rowdy crowd in attendance were treated so some amazing action.

By the end of the night we had a new (but reluctant) tag team, fans begging for more EJ-Calder, one pissed off challenger, and the revelation of perhaps the strongest force ever to hit SCW…

Full results:

Navajo Warrior pinned Alex Salyers
Salyers reminded everyone of the reasons he asked for “the biggest, baddest, and most respected man in Arizona,” and then promptly punched him in the face. The legendary competitor proved too much in the end.

SBR & Cole Wright (with Travis Lee) beat Awesome Andy & Aguila
Two brand new teams in SCW brought the action early and never stopped, bringing the fans to their feet on multiple occasions. In the end, Travis sprayed Andy with Body Spray, leading his team to victory. After the match it was obvious that SBR & Cole had no clue what Travis was up to.

The Heat Seat with Pete The Heat and special guest Sergio Vega
Pete The Heat welcomed Sergio Vega, who explained that he was attacked at the border on his way to August’s Big Trouble In Little Mesa. He didn’t see the attacker, but did notice that Jay Garland was wearing a Sergio Vega shirt when he left the building with Thugnificent that night. The Hawaiian Lion entered the ring to remind Sergio to focus on their match later in the evening, and that the Arizona legend fully intended on ending the year-plus reign of the champion.

SOS (with June Jackson) pinned Morgan (with Adrenalyn) in a No Disqualification Match
June Jackson announced that she would not be participating in the match, but “supervising” as her best friend, SOS, battled Morgan instead. Morgan didn’t come alone, bringing back-up on the form of Adrenalyn! All four women battled throughout The Nile, but in the end a (legal) chairshot from SOS allowed her to score the pin after June blasted Adrenalyn with a tire iron.

EJ Sparks and Calder McColl battled to a time limit draw
In another first time ever encounter, EJ and Calder brought the fight in a big way, neither letting up for the duration of the match. Calder connected with an Air Raid Crash, but EJ kicked out of the pinfall attempt right before time expired. Calder was frustrated, but the two men embraced to end a match that fans are already asking to see again.

Toom E Guci addressed the crowd
SCW co-owner and general manager Toom E Guci announced that on October 19, we will celebrate two years of Sonoran Championship Wrestling  at Run The Gauntlet. Competitors will compete in the biggest Gauntlet ever, spanning the entire evening, and the winner will have the ability to make any match they choose. Toom revealed that the first match of Run The Gauntlet.

SCW Tag Team Champions Jay Garland & The MITH and Impulse Champion Thugnificent fought The Brothers Of Wrestling (Evan Daniels & R-Three) and LJ Ramos to a no-contest
Toom E Guci got the answers he was seeking when these six men jumped into action. LJ Ramos was (seemingly) injured during the match, and was rendered unable to continue and helped to the back. The 3-on-2 advantage proved to be too much for the BOW, and when all hope was lost LJ returned to the ring! Once LJ was tagged in, he stood face-to-face with The Man In The Hood, but turned around and attacked Evan Daniels! Garland, Thugnificent, MITH, and Ramos maintained a 4-on-2 advantage until EJ Sparks ran to confront the four men. Before EJ could do anything, June Jackson snuck in and hit EJ with a low blow, leading to a 5-on-1 attack on the fan favorite. Jay Garland took the mic and revealed that Genesys was reformed, much to the dismay of Toom E Guci.

SCW Heavyweight Champion Sergio Vega pinned The Hawaiian Lion to retain his championship
After defeating Ricky Mandel to earn this championship opportunity, The Hawaiian Lion took the fight to the champion, but there was no backing down for Sergio Vega. Lion connected with an Axe Bomber late in the match, but was slow to cover. Sergio kicked out, but Lion immediately latched onto a Coquina Clutch. Sergio got to the ropes multiple times, and referee Scott Johnson had to pull Lion off of Sergio. Lion protested, but that gave Sergio the opening he needed to score the victor. Lion snapped after the match, taking out his frustrations on the champion and refusing to release the Clutch. The Navajo Warrior hit the ring to finally break Lion from the hold, restraining him before he could do more damage to the champion, the official, and potentially his own career.

Sonoran Championship Wrestling returns to The Nile Theater on Friday, October 19, 2018 for Run The Gauntlet! Don’t miss this night of non-stop action as the SCW roster attempts to Run The Gauntlet from start to finish.

Credit: https://scwwrestlingaz.com/


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WWE News: SmackDown Live Event Results From Tucson, Arizona (9/22/18)

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Before heading into the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado this coming Tuesday, WWE’s SmackDown Live roster hit up Tucson, Arizona for a Live Event.

Fans who attended got some great action including NXT’s Nikki Cross in a 6-Woman Tag Team match, Shinsuke Nakamura defended the United States Championship in a Triple Threat, as well as Samoa Joe challenging AJ Styles for the WWE Title in the main event. Below are the results:

  • SmackDown Tag Titles: The New Day retained over SAnitY
  • Harper defeated Tye Dillinger
  • R-Truth defeated Shelton Benjamin
  • Rusev defeated Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
  • SmackDown Women’s Title: Becky Lynch retained over Charlotte Flair
  • Asuka, Naomi & Nikki Cross defeated Carmella & The IIconics
  • United States Title Triple Threat: Shinsuke Nakamura retained over Jeff Hardy & Randy Orton
  • WWE Title: AJ Styles retained over Samoa Joe

Results c/o Gerweck

 

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