RAW News & Notes, NXT Talent Backstage
NXT’s Matt Riddle and Bianca Belair were seen backstage during Monday’s episode of RAW in Brooklyn, New York, according to the Wrestling Observer. Dave Meltzer reported that the reason for Belair’s visit was to see her husband Montez Ford. Riddle’s visit reportedly was for a business meeting unrelated to RAW itself.
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that Asuka’s wrist injury is legit and that WWE officials currently expect her to be medically cleared in time for this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Viking Raiders’ Erik missed this past weekend’s WWE live events and Monday’s episode of RAW due to an illness, according to the Wrestling Observer. Dave Meltzer reported that Erik fell ill during WWE’s trip to Saudi Arabia and was sent home afterwards for rest.
Date and Location for Money in the Bank 2020 Announced
This year’s WWE Money in the Bank event reportedly will be taking place on May 10th, according to the Wrestling Observer.
A recent listing on Ticketmaster’s website revealed both the date and that this event will be taking place at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
The listing also revealed that tickets will go on sale starting on March 13th for the general public and a pre-sale will be held from March 10-12.
Updated WWE Friday Night SmackDown Ratings
This past Friday’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown drew a final viewership of 2,687,000 on FOX, according to Showbuzz Daily. This was down compared to the initial overnight number of 2,717,000 viewers on the network.