-- Evan Bourne (Matt Sydal), Curt Hawkins and JTG are said to have the most potential as far as working on the indy scene is concerned. The reason JTG is on that list is due to the reformation of Cryme Tyme with his former tag-team partner Shad Gaspard. They got some great publicity with a video on TMZ.com over the weekend. Despite how some of you may feel about them, TMZ is a HUGE site traffic-wise and Shad tells us their phones blew up following that video.
-- UPDATE: WWE SmackDown drew a 1.84 (1.8) cable rating, up 8% from last week's 1.7.
-- ORIGINAL: Following its drop in the previous week, Friday's episode of SmackDown saw a bounce-back in viewers. The show drew 2.76 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in the 18 - 49 demo, which are up 18% and a tenth from 2.32 million and a 0.7.
The numbers are more in line with the June 6th episode, which had drawn 2.78 million and a 0.8. The household rating will be available later.