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Old 09-07-2016, 09:13 PM   #288
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Originally Posted by Observer
The combination of a poor show, Labor Day, and college football led the Monday, September 5th edition of WWE Raw to fall to 3.06 million viewers on Monday night.

The ratings pattern is noteworthy because the first hour did well, coming off the curiosity from the HHH return and title change. But the second hour, almost always the highest rated hour during the summer, fell greatly when people realized there was going to be no significant follow up, nor any explanation for the previous week's finish that they were curious about.

The third hour, fell off a cliff with 30 of the worst minutes of Raw in recent memory until the Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn match, was way down.

- 8 PM: 3.35 million viewers

- 9 PM: 3.07 million viewers

- 10 PM: 2.79 million viewers
Pretty much erased a small cushion the WWE was building into the upcoming NFL season. For some comparisons, last year's Labor Day show had around 300k more viewers.

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In regards to Monday Night Raw ratings, the drop of 16.66% from hour 1 to hour 3 was the third biggest drop in the last 19 months and the hour 1 to hour 2 drop was the 3rd highest since RAW went to 3 hours.
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Cesaro defeated Sheamus at today’s house show in London to earn his first victory in their best-of-seven series. Sheamus now leads Cesaro 3-1 in the series.
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On his Instagram account, Jack Gallagher said his last independent wrestling date may be at PROGRESS Wrestling’s show on September 25th at Brixton Academy. Gallagher was recently featured in a video on Raw that hyped the brand’s upcoming cruiserweight division.
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Originally Posted by Observer
Scott Hall tweeted a response to yesterday’s report from TMZ Sports that he was recently kicked out of an airport bar in Atlanta: “Thank you to everyone for your support and concern regarding my recent relapse. I'm back on track and doing well. #BadGuy #HallGood”
Link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/SCOTTHALLNWO/sta...85003850252290

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Ricochet has been added to the EVOLVE 68 card this Saturday. He’ll face Matthew Riddle and Tony Nese in a three-way match.
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Combat Sports Law has an article on the process of CM Punk being licensed for his fight against Mickey Gall on Saturday. The Ohio Athletic Commission requires that fighters have participated in a minimum of five amateur bouts with a winning record, and the article surmises that Punk must have been granted a waiver to fight.

Bernie Profato, the Executive Director of Ohio’s commission, responded to an inquiry from MMAFighting about the situation: "CM Punk has a wrestling background similar to Brock Lesnar being permitted to fight in the past."

He also noted that the commission has confidence in the UFC's matchmaker because of previous bouts the promotion had submitted in the state.
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Originally Posted by PWI
Scott Garland, aka former WWE Tag Team champion Scotty Too Hotty, has been officially hired as a full-time Coach for the WWE Performance Center and NXT brand.

Garland, who had been working as a fireman in the Orlando area, had a number of WWE trial runs working at the PC and with the NXT brand over the summer.
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With Ring of Honor running a tour of the United Kingdom this November under the "Reach For The Sky" banner, British promotion Preston City Wrestling announced on 9/5 that they were severing their three-year relationship with the company.

In the statement, PCW noted that they had contacted ROH on 8/21 and had not received a response to a number of issues they had raised with the promotion, including that ROH was running Liverpool the same night as PCW and that the ROH Liverpool event was also going to hurt the draw for PCW events the following weekend that were booked 40 minutes away, that PCW regulars were placed on "standby" for events and never brought to the United States and that PCW's Cruiserweight championship (held at the time by Adam Cole) was never defended within ROH, which PCW claims ROH promised would happen.

PCW then announced that planned events with ROH had been canceled and that the promotion would instead partner with Combat Zone Wrestling, Westside Xtreme Wrestling and Beyond Wrestling for a major Cruiserweight tournament.
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Lucha Underground returns tonight for its third season on the El Rey Network at 8pm Eastern. The preview of the show states that the fate of the luchadores will be determined by the spin of a wheel in the wake of Dario Cueto’s arrest to close the second season. The third season is scheduled for 40 episodes and will be the largest season to date




Some other sheet news includes:
  • On his official Facebook page, Mick Fpley recently clarified stuff about his promo involving his relationship with Stephanie McMahon from this week's RAW episode. https://www.facebook.com/RealMickFol...797530250381:0
  • Newest collection added to the WWE Network was revealed to be Eddie Guerrero themed.
  • WWE renamed both the WWE Tag Team belt and WWE Women's belt to RAW Tag Team Championship and RAW Women's Championship.
  • In a "WWE Did You Know" type fact, Jushin Thunder Liger is the only wrestler in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's history to be in every Top 500 list (26 years).
  • While Sasha Banks praised Fabulous Moolah as being one of the innovators for women's wrestling, r/SquaredCircle had an article about the dark side of Moolah's history when it came to women's wrestling in the US and the "Original Screwjob" moment in WWE history. https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCirc...bulous_moolah/
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