-- Despite Nikki Bella
winning the WWE
Divas Championship on RAW
Monday night in Detroit, Nikki and Brie Bella
are still scheduled to be leaving WWE effective 4/30 when their contracts expire. As noted earlier, the decision to put the Divas title on Nikki had been planned for some time as it will reportedly setup the television return of Kharma.
-- Trnugent sent this one in: WWE is advertising the June 26th SmackDown taping in Evansville IN to have Sheamus defend the World title against Daniel Bryan and The Big Show against Cody Rhodes.
-- This week's 4/23 three-hour edition of WWE RAW did a 3.0 cable rating, with 4,388,000 viewers. The show did a 3.3 cable rating, with 4,752,000 viewers in their normal timeslot of 9-11EST. That is up from last week's 3.1 cable rating.
The show did hours of 2.48 (2.5), 3.22 (3.2) and 3.41 (3.4). The first hour drew 3.66 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.67 million viewers and the third hour drew 4.83 million viewers.