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Shark Tank Beats WWE Smackdown in Ratings Again

Shark Tank Beats WWE Smackdown in Ratings Again

Once again, Shark Tank defeated WWE Smackdown in the 18-49 demographic and nearly doubled Smackdown's total viewers Smackdown did manage to eke out a win in 18-49 over the first hour of 20/20 that aired after Shark Tank, so it wasn't all a loss, though 20/20 still had more overall viewers.[caption id="attachment_1198874" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The[...]

WWE Smackdown Recap &#8211 A Contract Signing Ends Without Violence

WWE Smackdown Recap – A Contract Signing Ends Without Violence?!

On WWE Smackdown this week, Daniel Bryan seeks revenge against Jey Uso, and Murphy looks to move past his time with Seth Rollins Plus: a contract signing ends without violence?!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition, the column where I watch all the wrestling on TV each week and then pray for[...]

WWE Smackdown Recap &#8211 Survivor Series Teams Finalized Just in Time

WWE Smackdown Recap – Survivor Series Teams Finalized Just in Time

This week, the Survivor Series teams are finalized on WWE Smackdown this week, and The New Day team up with the Street Profits Read all about it here!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition, the column where I watch all the wrestling on TV each week and then pray for the sweet[...]

Chelsea Green Broke Her Wrist on WWE Smackdown Last Night

Chelsea Green Broke Her Wrist on WWE Smackdown Last Night

The reason Chelsea Green's debut match on WWE Smackdown last night was so weird is that Green apparently injured her wrist, taking a bump off the apron and had to be taken to a local medical facility A statement from WWE after the show broke the news, saying, "During Friday's Fatal 4-Way Match for the[...]

WWE SmackDown Loses to Shark Tank in Friday Night Ratings

WWE SmackDown Loses to Shark Tank in Friday Night Ratings

WWE SmackDown's ratings fell last night, resulting in a loss to Shark Tank on ABC for its first hour and a tie for the second hour with 20/20 Smackdown was ranked second for the night in the 18-49 demographic while the show drew less overall viewership than any other network except for the CW, leading[...]

WWE Smackdown Recap &#8211 Rey Mysterio Approves of Murphy and Aalyah

WWE Smackdown Recap – Rey Mysterio Approves of Murphy and Aalyah

On WWE Smackdown this week, Chelsea Green makes a less than spectacular debut, Rey Mysterio gives his blessing for the thirty-two-year-old Murphy date his nineteen-year-old daughter, and Drew McIntyre sends a message!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition And a fine Smackdown edition it is, happening just hours after WWE coldheartedly fired[...]

WWE Smackdown Recap &#8211 Would You Take Career Advice from Shorty G

WWE Smackdown Recap – Would You Take Career Advice from Shorty G?

On WWE Smackdown this week, Jey Uso oversteps his bounds, Sami Zayn comes through in a crisis, and Otis finds a life coach Read all about it here!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition And a fine Smackdown edition it is, happening just hours after WWE coldheartedly fired Zelina Vega on Twitter[...]

AEW Dynamite Destroys NXT Amidst Cable News Ratings Dominance

AEW Dynamite Destroys NXT Amidst Cable News Ratings Dominance

AEW Dynamite blew away NXT in the Wednesday night ratings this week, coming in at seventeenth place in the rankings while NXT landed outside the top fifty cable shows. The television landscape still hasn't returned to normal post-election, with cable news continuing to draw big ratings thanks as anxiety over whether WWE Hall-of-Famer President Donald […]

Raw Ratings Rebound in Joe Bidens America

Raw Ratings Rebound in Joe Biden's America

After scoring its lowest viewership since the launch of the Thunderdome for last week's pre-election episode, WWE Raw has come back to draw more viewers now that Joe Biden has convincingly won the electoral college in a landslide victory. Like the stock market, Raw viewers appear bullish on the wrestling economy now that WWE Hall-of-Famer […]

WWE Smackdown Recap &#8211 Why Murphy Why

WWE Smackdown Recap – Why, Murphy, Why?!

On WWE Smackdown this week, Ruby Riott earns her place while Murphy and Jey Uso learn their place! We're in the home stretch here, folks!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition We don't yet know who the next president is, but we will find out who will represent Smackdown at Survivor Series[...]

WWE Smackdown Recap &#8211 Where in the World is Aalyah Mysterio

WWE Smackdown Recap – Where in the World is Aalyah Mysterio?!

On WWE Smackdown this week, Aalyah Mysterio turns up missing Does Murphy have anything to do with it? Does a bear **** in the woods?I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition We don't yet know who the next president is, but we will find out who will represent Smackdown at Survivor Series[...]

WWE Smackdown Recap &#8211 Sasha Banks Finally Breaks the Banks Curse

WWE Smackdown Recap – Sasha Banks Finally Breaks the Banks Curse

On WWE Smackdown this week, Sasha Banks defends her Smackdown Women's Championship against Bayley Plus: Carmella is back, so those videos weren't a waste of time after all!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition We don't yet know who the next president is, but we will find out who is the Smackdown[...]

Raw Draws Lowest Viewership of Thunderdome Era Lowest 3rd Hour Ever

Raw Draws Lowest Viewership of Thunderdome Era, Lowest 3rd Hour Ever

The most important contest happening this week hasn't yet been decided and won't be until we get the Wednesday night ratings and learn whether NXT beat AEW Dynamite. The second-most important contest is taking place tonight with the U.S. presidential election. But in the third most important contest of the week, the good guys lost […]

Defiant Paige Refuses to Hand Over Twitch Account to WWE

Defiant Paige Refuses to Hand Over Twitch Account to WWE

As the end-of-October deadline came and went, WWE made good on their promise to seize the twitch and cameo accounts of their wrestlers so that they can move forward with plans to launch their own versions, share only a portion of the revenue with the wrestlers, and then count that portion against the wrestlers' "downside […]

Smackdown Scares Up Halloween Network TV Ratings Win

Smackdown Scares Up Halloween Network TV Ratings Win

WWE Smackdown scored a devastating ratings victory over all of its competition on Friday Night According to the ratings charts from Showbuzz Daily, Smackdown ranked #1 for the night in viewers 18-49, tying with Shark Tank in the 8-9 hour and beating everyone in the 9-10 hour. [caption id="attachment_1198874" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The official logo for WWE[...]

Smackdown Recap &#8211 Jey Uso Proves His Love for Roman Reigns

Smackdown Recap – Jey Uso Proves His Love for Roman Reigns

On WWE Smackdown this week, Jey Uso was asked to prove his love for the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.. and Daniel Bryan paid the price Plus: new Smackdown Women's champion Sasha Banks speaks! Read all about it here.I'm Jude Terror This is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition, a weekly sacrifice wherein I spend my Friday night[...]

Smackdown Recap &#8211 Murphy and Aalyah Sitting in a Tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Smackdown Recap – Murphy and Aalyah Sitting in a Tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G

On WWE Smackdown this week, Aalyah Mysterio and Murphy took their relationship to the next level.. but only Seth Rollins could accept their forbidden love Plus: Survivor Series nonsense! Read all about it right here.I'm Jude Terror This is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition, a weekly sacrifice wherein I spend my Friday night watching Smackdown of[...]

NXT Halloween Havoc Scares Up More Viewers Than Regular AEW Dynamite

NXT Halloween Havoc Scares Up More Viewers Than Regular AEW Dynamite

I'm just hoping that clears up by the weekend because who knows how Smackdown is gonna do in the ratings on Friday. In what is, without a doubt, the happiest day of The Chadster's entire life, WWE NXT drew more viewers last night for a special Halloween Havoc episode than AEW Dynamite drew for a[...]

Smackdown Misses Out on Massive Viewer Boost from Network Change

Smackdown Misses Out on Massive Viewer Boost from Network Change

Tragedy struck the world of pro wrestling Friday when WWE Smackdown was moved from Fox to FS1 to make way for the World Series of baseball, causing Smackdown to lose out on millions of viewers For months, Smackdown has been struggling to stay about 2 million in overall average viewership, taking steps like introducing the[...]

WWE Smackdown Recap &#8211 But What About the Consequences

WWE Smackdown Recap – But What About the Consequences?

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's WWE Smackdown report We watch Smackdown so you don't have to And we'll tell you all about is too! I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Smackdown Edition This recap is broken into three parts, and you're reading part three So if you wanted to be reading part one or[...]