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Tenille Dashwood Joins IMPACT
Today it seems that every wrestling promotion is in a battle to add talent, and today, IMPACT wrestling has announced that Tenille Dashwood (Emma in WWE) has joined their roster.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 30, 2019
This is a great addition to the Impact roster. I thought that Dashwood was horribly underused in WWE.
Vince Changes Up SmackDown
By the time you are reading this, this weeks edition of SmackDown will be in the books. However, heading into the show, it had been reported that Vince McMahon had re-wrote the entire show according to the Twitter account of Ryan Satin
Hearing from sources that Vince McMahon called in the SmackDown creative team to totally rewrite the show today
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) July 30, 2019
It has been a common complaint among both wrestlers and writers backstage in WWE that Vince McMahon cannot let the writers write, and has to have a hand in everything. Many people, including myself, have asked what will happen if Vince McMahon ever becomes hands off of WWE. Many feel that this will happen once the XFL launches this winter, but one must wonder if he will still have a hand in the product, but be even more erratic with writing, if that’s even possible.
AEW On TNT Update
Tickets for the first AEW on TNT show that will take place at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC on October 2nd, go on sale this Friday, August 2nd at Noon Eastern / 9 am Pacific at AEWTIx.com. In addition to the on sale date being announced, the first matchup has also been announced via AEW’s Twitter account.
.@AEWonTNT LIVE Wednesday, October 2nd
Washington, DC – @CapitalOneArena@CodyRhodes vs @SammyGuevara
Tickets on sale THIS Friday, August 2nd – Noon ET / 9am PThttps://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq pic.twitter.com/VHqlqXPoSe
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 30, 2019
Not to knock AEW or either wrestler, but, hopefully whatever matchups they come up with will be better, because that isn’t must see tv to me.
RAW Ratings Down This Week
Ratings for last weeks episode of RAW were the highest of 2019, this weeks episode saw the ratings take a bit of a dip.
- 8pm – 2.407 million
- 9pm – 2.324 million
- 10pm – 2.233 million
People love nostalgia, so the RAW reunion was going to generate decent ratings. I had speculated last week as to if WWE could maintain that momentum in subsequent weeks, however, it appears not.