-It was reported by prowrestling.net that former TNA Knockout and Mae Young Classic participant Madison Rayne has signed with Ring of Honor. The news was also confirmed by the Women Of Honor Twitter account. Should be a good move for the veteran Rayne as well as for Ring of Honor. It’s always good to see women’s divisions get improved, and this continues that effort.
— Women of Honor (@Women_of_Honor) September 19, 2018
-Recently on Twitter, RAW GM Baron Corbin took a shot at SmackDown GM Paige following Hell In A Cell:
— Baron Corbin (@BaronCorbinWWE) September 17, 2018
Paige did not let the Tweet go unanswered, however:
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) September 17, 2018
While these Tweets could just be friendly ribbing between “rival” GMs and brands, given that we are inching closer to Survivor Series, one has to wonder if this will feed into a potential RAW versus SmackDown tradition Survivor Series match.
-Showbuzzdaily.com has released viewer information for the most recent edition of SmackDown Live. The post-Hell In A Cell edition had an estimated 2.281 million viewers. As reported elsewhere, this number is a modest bump from viewership for the week prior. However, it is nearly a quarter of a million viewers below the same show from last year. As was also the case with RAW the night prior, the show did not benefit much from the recent PPV. Also, no boost from what some consider to have been a strong closing segment from new women’s champion Becky Lynch.
-On the other hand, the Monday night showing actually lost some viewers from last week to this week’s post-Hell In A Cell efforts. As reported by prowrestling.net, this week’s RAW averaged 2.672 million viewers, while the previous week’s edition of RAW averaged a healthier 2.74 million viewers. In terms of viewership by hour, the first hour of RAW was the most watched of the three, and the final hour of the show was the least watched.