WWE Announces All-Women NXT House Show Event for This December
WWE will be holding an all-women’s house show event for their NXT brand this December.
The official announcement was made during last night’s NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida. Shayna Baszler announced that NXT’s return to the city will be on December 5th and that this will be a special themed event, featuring only the brand’s female roster.
FOX WWE Special Update
FOX’s WWE television special on Sunday was revealed to be a one-hour version of last night’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown. This special will air on the network either after or before football tomorrow, depending on your area.
— WWE Public Relations (@WWEPR) October 25, 2019
WWE RAW and Friday Night SmackDown United Kingdom Ratings for October
WWE RAW reportedly drew 48,000 viewers for the October 7th episode, 38,000 viewers for the October 14th episode, and only 3,000 viewers for the October 21st episode on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that this past Monday’s RAW viewership in the U.K. was “so bad people thought it was a computer glitch but we’re told the data was sound.”
WWE Friday Night SmackDown reportedly drew 23,000 viewers for the October 18th episode on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
For some comparisons, Meltzer reported that Impact! drew 77,000 viewers for the October 18th episode on 5Star. AEW Dynamite drew 68,000 viewers on October 11 on ITV4, 232,000 for the Monday October 14 airing ITV, and 24,000 for the Sunday October 13 airing on ITV4.
WWE Held Talks with Dragon Gate for NXT Japan
In addition to Pro Wrestling NOAH and Stardom, WWE also held talks with Dragon Gate regarding their planned NXT Japan branch, Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Meltzer reported that Dragon Gate officials declined the offer due to WWE wanting to buy the company and merge it into their planned NXT Japan branch.