Monday’s WWE RAW set a new 18-year low in viewrship as it drew 3.248 mn viewers, down from the last week’s 3.354 mn viewers, and slightly down from the previous low of 3.27 million viewers for the 10/12 show. It is the lowest non-holiday viewership since WWE RAW became a three hours show. The final rating for the show is 2.32 which is down from last week’s 2.46.
This show saw a dip in ratings with the show low of 3.18 coming in the second hour, with the Survivor Series match in the third hour failing to increase the viewership in a significant way. The lack of interest in this week’s show can be attributed to the absence of big names like John Cena and Brock Lesnar.
He had missed this past weekend’s DDT events and also will be out of the Power Struggle event. Due to the injury sustained, Kota Ibushi and his tag team partner Daisuke Sasaki have vacated the DDT KO-D Tag Team Championship.
Although said to be out for a “long time”, NJPW has said that Ibushi’s contract will be renewed this January. Ibushi has a dual contract with both New Japan as well as DDT Wrestling in Japan. Kota Ibushi is well known for his innovative high- flying in ring style and has been critically lauded as well, participating in multiple memorable matches. Wrestling Observer Newsletter has awarded him the Best Flying Wrestler in the year 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
It was confirmed on this monday’s RAW by Stephanie McMahon the Roman Reigns will indeed get a title shot against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins at Survivor Series. Roman Reigns defeated Alberto Del Rio, Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler in a fatal four way on last monday’s RAW to become the #1 contender for the WWE title.
Also on the same episode, Paige defeated Becky Lynch, Brie Bella and Sasha Banks to become the #1 contender for WWE Divas Title and will meet Charlotte.
Survivor Series will take place on 22nd November from Atlanta, Georgia and celebrate 25 years of The Undertaker, who debuted in WWE at this very Pay-per-view in the year 1990. He is scheduled to make an appearance at the event.
Curtis Axel, son of the WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Perfect, tweeted his frustration with the company following his absence from this week’s RAW:
“I’m the son of Mr Perfect for Christ sake!!! And I’m damn good! The sidelines ain’t no place for a starter! @WWE”
Curtis axel has been mostly absent from the WWE programming since the Hulk Hogan scandal forced WWE to drop his AxelMania gimmick. Curtis, formerly known as Michael McGillicutty, received a major push in the summer of 2013 when he was paired with Paul Heyman and was given Intercontinental Championship along with some huge victories over the likes of Triple H and John Cena.
It was confirmed by WWE on their website, WWE.com, that Randy Orton has suffered a dislocated shoulder injury that will keep him out of action for “an extended perioud of time.”
WWE’s physician Dr. Steve Daquino told the WWE website the following:
“Randy has suffered from a dislocated shoulder. He’s had chronic problems with his shoulder, and a recent MRI that was done found he has a Bankart lesion in his shoulder, some stretched ligaments and a partially torn rotator cuff.”
“At this point it’s a matter of when he dislocates the shoulder again, and not if. Surgery seems imminent, and recovery time for such a surgery would be four to six months.”
Although an early recovery is possible, there are chances that the Viper, 35, could miss the biggest event of the company which is to take place in AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. WWE expects to break their all time attendance record by filling in all of the 105,000 seater giant stadium. It is to be noted that Randy Orton has performed at every Wrestlemania since his debut in the year 2004.
The injury has already put Orton out of the tour of Mexico three weeks ago and he is expected to be replaced by the current US champion Alberto Del Rio in the upcoming tour of Europe.
Daniel bryan who was recently on tour in India has made announcement about upcoming WWE tour of India.
Fans across the city gathered at The Great India Place Mall to see WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan. WWE and Tensports has announced WWE is going to tour New Delhi, India in January 2016. Also Daniel Bryan has launched official WWE Merchandise range available in Central Stores. Daniel hinted that he is trying back to get in the ring very soon and he wants to make to Wrestlemania. It was the first time any superstar visited Noida City in India as its treat for Wrestling fans to see world popular stars right here in India. Its yet to find out the Venue and exact date of WWE India tour venue.
The latest buzz of WWE India tour is going wild as Indian fans have opportunity to see WWE show live in India after almost 14 years. Its rumored that following stars will be coming for India tour
John Cena, Mark Henry, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Ryback, Cesaro, Bray wyatt, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston and more.
However its still not confirmed by any reliable sources. Still to find out.
TNA and the Great Khali reportedly teamed up to make Indian Pro wrestling show for TV.
TNA Executive – John Gaburick made following comments
“Some of the people I saw yesterday, I saw such enthusiasm and charisma in them, but of course they need a lot work to do, but from this community of India as a whole, I hope to find multiple talents or superstars to have a ‘Golden Age’ of Indian wrestling to start off right now with Dalip Singh’s (The Great Khali) guidance. They have charisma and if you have that, then there is magic and that’s what will happen in this market.”
Finally its something all wrestling fans waited for to have own pro wrestling industry in India.
Goldberg is still biggest names in pro wrestling however he has stepped out from wrestling business after his match with Brock lesnar at WWE Wrestlemania 20 (2004).
Goldberg who is currently pursuing career in hollywood movies and his upcoming movie The Check Point. Ring Rust Radio conducted an interview with Goldberg recently where he was questioned about his future plans for wrestling. He hinted to make possible return to the wrestling.
“The itch will always be there because I am always a competitor and my wife and son have never seen me wrestle. Let me be clear though, that itch won’t supersede my ability to be a businessman. The itch is always there, it’s there three times a week when I walk into my MuayThai gym and put the gloves and shin pads on. It was a very special circumstance at Citi Field and ironically now the Mets are in the World Series. It was something I chose to do and thought was appropriate at the time. It was not me coming out of retirement by any means. I am a part owner of Legends of Wrestling so if I want to go out there and pick and choose my spot to do something interesting, then that’s what I do with no motives behind it. I am a competitor and always have that itch until the day I die, but I won’t let the itch supersede being a businessman.” – Goldberg
Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter – Ronda Rousey (29 age) holding record of undefeated streak 12-0. She is influenced by pro wrestling culture from her childhood and always wanted to be a sportswomen. Ronda recently expressed her love for wrestling and told the media that she wants to be WWE Divas champion soon. WWE Current Divas Champion Charlotte who is daughter of (16- WWE Heavy weight legend) Ric Flair has tweeted “Come get it… Anytime. Anywhere. @RondaRousey@ufc ” .
Paul levesque aka Triple-H tweeted – “You are always welcomed…I’ll leave the light @WWEPerformCtr on for you!!!”.
WWE Divas Champ Charollete is the only roster in WWE locker room capable of going face to face with UFC Champion – Ronda Rousey.
It would be dream match for us to see a match in Wrestlemania between
UFC Champ Ronda Rousey vs WWE Divas Champ Charollete.
The long awaited moment for wrestling fans in India is about to be the reality as Tensports which is Official Broadcast partner of WWE India has announced ticket sales date for upcoming WWE Tour of India at Delhi. The event venue and date will be disclosed on India’s no 1 event & movies website bookmyshow.com, Tickets will be available on 04 November 2015 onwards via the bookmyshow website.
Its still a mystery whether WWE is going to have full fledged show or small event with certain superstars.
We receiving too many emails from wrestling fans across the India, they are excited to know which superstars are coming – Who would you like to see?? John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Randy orton, Roman Reigns , New Day, Wyatt Family??
A more good news for WWE die hard wrestling fans who got high speed internet connections, Get ready as WWE network is being launched in India from 02 November 2015 will be available at low as 9.99$ Approx Rs 650.