WWE: Becky Lynch on Seth Rollins’ Twitter Antics, Hidden Gems, More Stomping Grounds PPV Woes

Becky Lynch Comments on Seth Rollins’ Recent Twitter Antics

Guide Live held a recent interview with Becky Lynch and some of the topics discussed included if her Twitter game has influenced Seth Rollins’ recent online antics and if their in-ring styles have started to rubbed off on each other.

“No, to be honest with you, neither. None in either way. I’ve seen what he’s been doing. That’s completely him. He rightfully exposes the fact that we are the premiere wrestling show. We’re constantly putting on matches, five-star matches time after time. I think that he just wants that to be noticed and appreciated. But that’s got absolutely nothing to do with me, I don’t know that I’ve rubbed off on him in that way.

And in-ring, no. My style is my style. His style is his style. We’re our own people, and then we can just fight side by side.”

WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition

This week’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series is Funk Family themed, featuring one classic segment and one classic match.

The first gem is from a February 1, 1971 event from NWA Western States Sports, also known as the Amarillo Territory, featuring a video segment involving Dory Funk Sr., Dory Funk Jr., and Terry Funk.

NWA Western States 02/01/1971 – Father Knows Best

The patriarch of the Funk wrestling family, Dory Funk Sr., imparts some fatherly wisdom in this training session with Dory Jr. and Terry.

The second and final gem is from a November 3, 1990 event from United States Wrestling Association featuring
a singles match of Terry Funk vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler.

USWA 11/03/1990 – Texas Royalty

Long-time rivals square off once more when Terry Funk battles Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler.

More WWE Stomping Grounds PPV Woes; Sets New All-Time Low PPV Buys Record

As noted before, last Sunday’s WWE Stomping Grounds event reportedly drew one of the smallest crowds for a WWE pay-per-view event in a long time. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that the event’s overall attendance was around 6,000 and the actual paid attendance was around 4,000 to 4,500.

Meltzer also reported in a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio show that the event is currently estimated to have also set the record for the lowest pay-per-view buys in the WWE Network era at around 9,800 buys in the United States. It was reported that this surpassed the previously record of 11,000 buys set by WWE’s Super ShowDown event held earlier this month.

Meltzer reported that roughly 10% of WWE’s viewership still orders events through traditional pay-per-view providers and that the typical range for buys in the Network era has been around 15,000 to 16,000 for non-major events.