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UPDATE ON MATT HARDY’S WWE CONTRACT
On this past Monday’s RAW, Matt Hardy made a return to WWE TV, losing in a match to Buddy Murphy.
PWInsider is reporting his deal ends in February of 2020 and the biggest point of contention is how Hardy will be used creatively, going forward.
The two sides are said to be not far apart on the financial aspects of the deal, but Hardy wants to make sure he’s in the right place and used properly as this could be the final deal of his wrestling career. Hardy is said to be very grateful for giving him and Jeff a return at WrestleMania 33.
JERRY LAWLER SIGNS NEW WWE DEAL
WWE Hall of Famer and RAW announce team member Jerry Lawler revealed at the recent GalaxyCon event that he signed a new three-year WWE contract earlier this month.
Also during this convention, Lawler also said he didn’t know how long he would be on the RAW announce team, which he has been a part of since he was put on the team with Vic Joseph and Dio Maddin last month.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is that Lawler has done well in helping both Joseph and Maddin. There’s no word yet on who will eventually take Lawler’s role, or if they still have anyone in mind.
WWE SMACKDOWN RATING DROPS
Last night’s edition of SmackDown averaged 2.336 million viewers in the overnight ratings, the lowest total since the show’s debut on FOX at the start of October.
However, this was to be expected given that all of network TV was down due to Thanksgiving.
SmackDown did manage to finish in first place on the night in all of the key network TV demos. The show averaged a 0.45 in the 18-34, down 10 percent from last week. For the 18-49 category, SmackDown averaged a 0.7, which tied November 15 for the lowest number the show has done in that demo and down 12.5 percent from last week.
HANDICAP MATCH MADE FOR RAW
WWE has announced that Asuka & Kairi Sane will face Charlotte Flair in a two-on-one handicap match on RAW.
Asuka defeated Charlotte after spitting green mist in her eyes on Raw this week, this was the second straight night that Asuka used the mist on Charlotte after their disagreement at Survivor Series.
MOXLEY VS JANELA MADE FOR AEW DYNAMITE
Joey Janela and Jon Moxley will square off in a Fyter Fest rematch this Wednesday on AEW Dynamite.
Moxley laid out an open challenge last week and also came out at the end of the show to stare down AEW Champion Chris Jericho. Janela accepted the challenge while making an appearance at Wednesday’s GCW Chopper City In The Ghetto event.
Also, Christopher Daniels will face Pentagon Jr. and Trent will wrestle Rey Fenix.
IMPACT RE-SIGN DAVID SAHADI
Earlier today, Sahadi announced he would be returning to Impact Wrestling on a full-time basis.
In December of 2017, Impact Wrestling released Sahadi who had worked with the company since March of 2006. His exit was reportedly due to cost-cutting measures.
He also worked for WWE as their Creative Director from 1992 until 2003 and also worked as a TV Director for Major League Wrestling.