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– I’m Oli Davis.
Space Mountain Milestone
Last month, the wrestling world almost lost
one of its biggest living legends when Ric
Flair was suddenly admitted to hospital.
An emergency operation led to kidney failure,
at which point Jerry Lawler revealed The Nature
Boy had a 20% chance of survival.
In true Ric Flair style, though, he kicked
out of death at two and the media is once
again talking about all the women he’s slept
A week after Flair was released from hospital,
a few details have come out from his upcoming
30-for-30 ESPN special – where the WWE Hall
of Famer claims to have slept with “roughly
10,000 women” throughout his career.
Thankfully, investigative journalism site
TMZ have crunched the numbers for us, writing:
“Flair is 68 years old — so if he started
banging at 15 … we’re talking an average
of 188 women per year (or 3.6 women per week).”
Try beating that one, John Cena.
Smackdown Live Ratings
This week’s episode of Smackdown pulled
in an impressive 2.54 million viewers, up
from last week despite going against several
But far more important are your ratings.
53% of you thought the show was Smack Bang
in the Middle, while 27% thought it even better
Only 12% agreed with me at Ellsworthy.
Raw, however, has been below its 3 million
average for the whole month of September – so
WWE might be bringing back everyone’s favourite
Monday night commissioner…
Stephanie McMahon Returning To WWE Raw?
CageSideSeats are reporting a rumor – so do
take this with a pinch of salt – that if Raw
viewership continues its downward trend, “Stephanie
McMahon may be brought back to television”.
Because nothing says ratings like every babyface
being buried by someone who gets no comeuppance.
Stephanie was last seen on WWE TV in the Kevin
Owens/Vince McMahon headbutt angle two weeks
ago on Smackdown, running out to help her
dad while giving KO the death stare, but before
then, she hadn’t appeared since being written
off Raw at Wrestlemania 33, where she was
accidentally pushed through a table by her
husband Triple H.
And a Stephanie return to TV might not be
WWE’s only tactic to help Raw’s struggling
Shield Reunion Plans Change?
As seen on Monday night’s episode, the seeds
are being sown for Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins
and Dean Ambrose to finally reunite as The
Shield – with the reported plan being for
them to wrestle their return match at October’s
TLC pay-per-view, almost five-years since
they made their in-ring debut.
Going by this week’s Raw, though, the big,
threatening force that’s going to finally
bring the band back together isn’t a reunited
Wyatt Family, Broken Hardy faction or called
It’s…The Miz, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel.
This direction was backed up by several sites,
but while Pro Wrestling Sheet claim The Shield
will be reforming at TLC, their opponents
“It’s unclear at this point who they’ll
be facing, but we’re told The Miztourage
being their opponents is NOT set in stone
at this point.”
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