Results from WWE’s Live Event in Santiago, Chile!
With this week’s episodes of WWE’s RAW and SmackDown Live all wrapped up, the company’s touring schedule is a bit different as the red brand headed to South America before the weekend to begin Live Events last night in Santiago, Chile.
While nearly all of the blue brand will be on their way to Canada this weekend, a couple of their Superstars have joined RAW’s tour this week as fans who attended last night got to witness a lucha dream match when Rey Mysterio went one-on-one with Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas. On top of that, RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey defended her title in a TLC preview against Nia Jax, plus Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and the rest of the red brand’s top stars were all in action.
Additionally of note, it previously had been reported that Natalya was suffering from a legitimate elbow injury and was written off of television this week on RAW (read that report here), however that is untrue as she has since competed at the Tribute To The Troops tapings and also appeared at this event. Below are the results:
- Triple Threat: Drew McIntyre defeated Dolph Ziggler & Finn Balor
- Natalya makes her way to the ring and calls out Ruby Riott, but instead gets jumped by the entire Riott Squad. Mickie James and Dana Brooke join them until Bayley and Ember Moon make the save. They powerbomb Sarah Logan through a table, but the table doesn’t break and Natalya instead crashes down on her with a splash.
- Cruiserweight Title: Buddy Murphy retained over Gran Metalik
- Rey Mysterio defeated Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
- No Disqualification Handicap Match: Elias defeated Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre, this match started as Elias vs. Corbin but Baron changed the match. Elias gets the win after a distraction by Apollo Crews
- Apollo Crews, Heath Slater, No Way Jose & Titus O’Neil defeated Jinder Mahal, Rhyno & The Revival, after the match Curt Hawkins comes out and challenges Apollo
- Apollo Crews defeated Curt Hawkins
- RAW Women’s Title: Ronda Rousey retained over Nia Jax by DQ, Tamina interferes and Ronda demands a Handicap Match
- Handicap Match: Ronda Rousey defeated Nia Jax & Tamina
- Intercontinental Title: Seth Rollins retained over Dean Ambrose
Results c/o PWInsider
— Lucas (@cody889) December 6, 2018
— Katlu (@Katlu10) December 6, 2018
— Apollo (@WWEApollo) December 6, 2018
ROH News: Latest Match Added To Road To G1 Supercard San Antonio
Another match revealed for Ring Of Honor’s G1 Supercard in San Antonio!
With just a few days left before the third and final of a trifecta of Road To G1 Supercard events coming up in San Antonio, Texas this Saturday, Ring Of Honor has begun revealing the first matches for the show today.
After announcing that Marty Scurll will meet either Jonathan Gresham or Mark Haskins (depending on what happens in Dallas and Houston for Tag Wars), plus adding a WOH World Title Match that will see Kelly Klein defending against the former champion Sumie Sakai (more on that here), Ring Of Honor has now revealed that Bandido will be in action as he takes on Rocky Romero:
The road to Madison Square Garden begins deep in the heart of Texas as the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling do battle on Road to G1 Supercard – San Antonio on Jan. 26!
Your favorite stars will be in action, jockeying for position as ROH heads toward 17th Anniversary in Las Vegas, the final stop on the Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore, and finally, The World’s Most Famous Arena!
ROH’s return to San Antonio features Night 3 of Tag Wars, the semifinals and finals of a 12-team tournament for a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Titles at 17th Anniversary on March 15 and a spot in the Crockett Cup, a tag team tournament co-promoted by the NWA and ROH, on April 27.
A first-time ever bout pitting ROH newcomer Bandido against New Japan Pro-Wrestling star Rocky Romero is the latest big match to be signed for the show.
BANDIDO vs. ROCKY ROMERO
Bandido was one of pro wrestling’s breakout stars in 2018, as the 23-year-old sensation wowed audiences all around the globe. The fourth-generation luchador competed in the prestigious Battle of Los Angeles in September and made it all the way to the finals. Also that month, he participated in the six-man tag match that headlined the All In pay-per-view before more than 11,000 fans at the sold-out Sears Centre near Chicago.
He recently signed an exclusive contract with ROH to test his skills against the best wrestlers in the world, and he will face one of the best in Romero
The veteran from Los Angeles has become one of the best player-coaches in wrestling, leading Roppongi 3K to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship while also maintaining an active schedule. Romero is a three-time former ROH World Tag Team Champion and is one of only two wrestlers to hold championships in ROH, NJPW and CMLL (Matt Taven is the other).
Will Bandido score one of the biggest victories of his career over the highly decorated Romero? Or will Romero school the young star? Join us LIVE in San Antonio or watch on HonorClub to find out!
All three nights of Road to G1 Supercard in Texas Jan. 24-26 will stream LIVE worldwide for HonorClub. Keep it locked to ROHWrestling.com and the ROH App for more match announcements.
ROAD TO G1 SUPERCARD – SAN ANTONIO
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2019
BELL TIME @ 07:00 PM CT
AUSTIN HIGHWAY EVENT CENTER
1948 AUSTIN HWY
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78218
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN vs. SUMIE SAKAI
TAG WARS FINALS
TAG WARS SEMIFINALS
“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM OR MARK HASKINS
BANDIDO vs. ROCKY ROMERO
OTHER MATCHES FEATURING COMPETITORS FROM THE FIRST ROUND OF TAG WARS
SIGNED TO APPEAR:
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
PLUS MUCH MORE!
CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE
WWE News: RAW Rating Declines Heading Into Royal Rumble, Drops To 2nd In Ranks (1/21/19)
The ratings are in for this week’s WWE RAW!
After some pretty abysmal weeks for Monday Night RAW in the ratings during December, the red brand was able to turn things around the last couple of weeks with increases in their audience. Could they keep it up for this week’s final edition before Royal Rumble?
While the numbers were delayed this week due to the holiday, they have now dropped and the red brand’s viewership has gone back the other direction with a 2.462 rating, down 9.55% from last week (check out last week’s ratings and ranking report). Here’s how the last four weeks of ratings look for RAW:
- December 31st: 1.968
- January 7th: 2.324
- January 14th: 2.722
- January 21st: 2.462
Meanwhile after a week at the top of the Cable Top 150 Rankings for the 18-49 demographic, Monday Night RAW has dropped down one spot to second this week. Here’s Monday night’s top five:
- NBA Basketball/Warriors vs. Lakers – TNT – 0.97
- Monday Night RAW (8PM) – USA Network – 0.95
- Monday Night RAW (9PM) – USA Network – 0.85
- NBA Basketball/76ers vs. Rockets – TNT – 0.79
- Monday Night RAW (10PM) – USA Network – 0.77
EA’s Take: So are the ratings down because people were insulted by Alexa Bliss’ “risque” segment last week or are they down because there wasn’t another one? Just curious, but of course I ask that in jest. The last couple of weeks for RAW, I found the show to be much more entertaining that it’s been in quite some time and honestly, I felt it was better than SmackDown Live’s efforts. However, I didn’t feel that way this week and it looks like a lot of others may agree. Personally, I’m thinking people tuned in at the start of the show to see what was going on (which is why the 8PM hour drew the highest rating) and then when they got a glimpse of it, they started tuning out as the show progressed. Going into one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year, I found this week’s RAW to be disappointing.