Smackdown Audience Increases After Payback

This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown garnered an average viewing audience of 2,589,000 viewers on SyFy. That is up +61,000 viewers from the week prior. TV by the Numbers has data for the top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for the whole day at this link. Smackdown Viewership Archive: January 2, 2015 (Friday) – […]

CIPW – Learning The Local Ropes: One-On-One With Dan The Man

I had the opportunity to speak with indy wrestler Dan The Man last month at Central Illinois Pro Wrestling’s “Aftermath” show in Kincaid, Illinois, to talk about his career, who he looks up to, WrestleMania 31, and much more. Below is an entire recap of the interview: How did you get your start in wrestling? Dan: […]

Preliminary Buyrate Data For WWE Extreme Rules 2015

WWE has updated their Key Performance Indicators, giving the preliminary buyrate number for WWE Extreme Rules. This year’s show did 56,000 traditional buys, according to the document including preliminary data that you can read at this link. Traditional buys no longer mean what they once did as WWE has transitioned from pay-per-view to WWE Network subscriptions. […]

Why Destination America Must Publicly Address Impact’s Status

The story that has dominated headlines since Wednesday night — even overshadowing the WWE NXT debut of Samoa Joe — is the status of Impact Wrestling on Destination America. Rumors began to run rampant once a report attributed to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer publication leaked that Destination America had marked Impact for cancelation at the […]

WWE Smackdown Results (5/21/15) – Ambrose Needs Exit Strategies

WWE Smackdown Results (5/21/15) Thursday, May 21st, 2015 From the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com Hello Smackdown fans and welcome to this week’s Smackdown! We are dealing with the fallout from Payback and also gearing up for Elimination Chamber. We will hear from Roman Reigns about Payback, along […]

NXTers On WWE Programming Is Best For Business

NXT is the backbone of the WWE Network and was one of the top two reasons to subscribe for a long time. Many indies have their own subscription services so it isn’t abnormal. That NXT is a fledgling for the biggest wrestling company in the solar system gives them a slight edge, though. It has […]