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BROCK LESNAR MOVES TO RAW
According to the Wrestling Observer, Brock Lesnar and the WWE Championship are officially moving to Raw starting this Monday while the Universal title will move to SmackDown.
On Thursday’s Crown Jewel show, The Fiend Bray Wyatt won the Universal title from Seth Rollins meaning both world titles were on SmackDown.
However, on SmackDown Paul Heyman cut a promo announcing that the WWE Champion was quitting the show so he could go to Raw Monday to get revenge on Rey Mysterio for his attack at Crown Jewel.
WWE SMACKDOWN RATINGS BOUNCE BACK
Ratings for last night’s SmackDown saw the show average 2.543 million viewers on FOX, up five percent from two weeks ago. In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown averaged a 0.8 rating, up 14 percent from two weeks ago and in the 18-34, they were up 20 percent and averaged a 0.6.
Last week’s SmackDown was on FS1 due to the World Series airing on FOX, with it averaging 888,000 viewers.
LANCE STORM SIGNS WITH WWE AS A PRODUCER
Lance Storm announced on Twitter that he will be returning to WWE as a producer.
The 50-year-old undertook a producing role with Impact Wrestling earlier this year. In addition, he has been a guest trainer at the WWE Performance Center in the past. He announced in late-August on his podcast with Bryan Alvarez that he was closing his Storm Wrestling Academy in anticipation of starting a new project.
Former Intercontinental Champion Storm will be working with the main roster, but what brand he will be on remains unclear.
NXT UK TO APPEAR ON 205 LIVE NEXT WEEK
Announced on last night’s 205 Live, next week’s episode will see NXT UK Superstars do battle with the cruiserweight Superstars.
Next week’s SmackDown and 205 Live will air on a tape delay from the Manchester Arena.
NJPW POWER STRUGGLE CARD ANNOUNCED
The full card for this Sunday’s Power Struggle event has been revealed. This will take place on November 3rd at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.
- IWGP Intercontinental Title: Jay White vs. Hirooki Goto
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title: Will Ospreay vs. BUSHI
- NEVER Openweight Title: KENTA vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Super Junior Tag League Finals: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. SHO & YOH
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Taichi
- Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi
- EVIL, SANADA & Shingo Takagi vs. Lance Archer, Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
- Robbie Eagles & Rocky Romero vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
- Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi & Yuya Uemura vs. Volador Jr., Titan, TJP & Clark Connors
IMPACT WRESTLING TO RAISE MONEY FOR ODB
Last night, Impact Wrestling also announced their upcoming tapings on November 7 and 8 at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City will donate one-hundred per cent of the ticket proceeds to help ODB with replacing her food truck.
Former four-time TNA Knockout Champion ODB’s Meat & Greet Food Truck burned down in September, with an IndieGoGo campaign ongoing, currently at just over $15,000 with a goal of $50,000 to get her food truck business up and running again.