WWE: Women’s Match in UAE, TJP & Metalik Status, RAW Rating Drop
WWE to Set New Company Record for Upcoming Middle East Tour
The December 7th Raw show in Abu Dhabi will be the first time ever in WWE history that they will hold a women’s match in the United Arab Emirates as the card features a RAW Women’s Championship match between Sasha Banks and champion Alexa Bliss.
Current Status of TJP and Gran Metalik in WWE
PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported the recent disappearance of both TJP and Gran Metalik from WWE television is not due to unknown injuries but instead due to WWE’s creative having no plans for either wrestler since October. Both have been kept at home until creative comes up with something for them to do and WWE wanting to save some money on travel costs towards those not being actively used for shows.
TJP’s last appearance for the WWE was in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match against Rich Swann on the October 10th episode of 205 Live. Metalik’s last appearance for the WWE was in a Fatal 4 Way match against Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari, and Mustafa Ali on the October 31st episode of 205 Live.
Update: Gran Metalik made an appearance during this week’s episode of 205 Live suffering a submission loss to The Brian Kendrick in a singles match.
Update on This Week’s RAW Suffering a Huge Viewership Hourly Drop
As previously reported, this week’s episode of RAW managed to be around 54,000 higher than last week in terms of average viewers but also suffered a huge first-to-third hour viewership drop for the show.
The Wrestling Observer’s Paul Fontaine reported Monday’s drop of around 720,000 viewers was the second largest first-to-third hour drop since RAW went to three hours in July 2012.