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SmackDown Ratings, Shotzi Blackheart, Taz & AAA Stars At Bound For Glory | Wrestling News Update, October 12th 2019

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LYNCH VS. BANKS TO DECIDE FIRST PICK ON RAW

In the continuation of the WWE draft, WWE has announced that Sasha Banks will face the RAW Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch on Monday’s episode of RAW. If Becky Lynch wins then RAW will get the first pick of the night and if Banks wins, SmackDown goes first.

Becky Lynch was RAW’s first pick on night one of the draft and the overall first pick. Banks was drafted to SmackDown on Friday night but hasn’t wrestled since reportedly picking up a tail bone injury facing Lynch at Hell in a Cell. At their match at Hell in a Cell, Lynch beat Banks to retain her RAW Women’s title.

SMACKDOWN’s RATINGS DOWN TWENTY FIVE PERCENT

Friday night’s episode of SmackDown failed to capitalise on their strong viewership for the previous week’s FOX premiere. Friday night’s episode slipped to an average viewership of below three million viewers, reaching 2.898 million viewers.

In a positive coming out of the overnight ratings, the show dropped very few viewers between the two hours. The first hour recorded 2.925 million average viewers, with the second hour only two percent down at 2.872.

WWE SIGN SHOTZI BLACKHEART

Best known for her work in Evolve, Shotzi Blackheart was publicly offered a WWE contract at Evolve 137. Click here to find out more about this amazing moment.

TAZ TO APPEAR AS GUEST COMMENTATOR ON THIS WEEK’S AEW DYNAMITE EPISODE

Earlier today Cody Rhodes announced that legendary wrestler and commentator Taz would be joining the commentary booth as a one off at this week’s AEW Dynamite.

Taz will be joining JR, Tony Schivone, and Excalibur on commentary. Taz will be no stranger to working behind the desk, taking the role originally in 2001 for WWE. Taz called his first pay per view, No Way Out, with the same Jim Ross he’ll once again be sharing the booth with on Wednesday night.

IMPACT ANNOUNCE AAA STARS FOR BOUND FOR GLORY

Early this morning Impact Wrestling announced that Aero Star and Taurus would be teaming with Dr Wagner Jr. when they face The Rascalz at Bound for Glory.

Aero Star and Taurus are two of AAA’s biggest stars, joining the promotion in 2003 and 2012 resectively.

Aero Star won this year’s Impact World Cup of Wrestling, as well as AAA’s Rey de Reyes. He has also held both the AAA tag team titles and AAA mixed tag team titles.

Please see the rest of the card detailed below:

  • Brian Cage (c) Vs. Sami Callihan Impact World Championship match
  • Taya Valkyrie (c) Vs. Tenille Dashwood Impact Knockouts Championship match
  • The North (c) Vs. Rich Swann and Willie Mack Vs. Rob Van Dam and Rhino Impact Tag Team Championship match
  • Jake Crist (c) Vs. Tessa Blanchard Vs. Daga Vs. Ace Austin Vs. TBD X-Division Championship Ladder match
  • TBA Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match
  • Moose Vs. Ken Shamrock
  • Michael Eglin Vs. Naomichi Marufuji
  • Rascalz Vs. Dr. Wagner Jr., Aerostar, and Taurus

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