WWE: Keith Lee on Being Double Champion, MVP Contract Update, Ratings for Cannonball & SD Note, Trademarks

Keith Lee Comments on Him Being NXT’s First Double Champion

News website TheSouthAfrican.com held a recent interview with Keith Lee and one of the topics discussed included his thoughts on being NXT’s first ever Double Champion.

“So, there’s a lot of scenarios and circumstances and variables to consider in that [defending both belts] and I’ve actually done a lot of thinking over the past weekend or so. So, it’s something that I’m looking to address but I’m gonna take in the next couple days to make that decision fully, and then I’ll probably present something to the public as a whole on how I plan to handle the circumstances of both belts because that was not necessarily the plan. It just happened and what an honor it has been, you know what I mean?”

Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com

MVP Reveals He is Currently in Talks for Long-term WWE Deal

A recent episode of the Gorilla Position podcast had MVP as the guest and one of the topics discussed included MVP stating that he is currently in talks for a new long-term deal in WWE.

“It went so well that I was invited to San Antonio the night next for Monday Night RAW and I was given an opportunity to wrestle Rey Mysterio who’s my son’s favorite wrestler and then I was offered a job as a producer which I accepted because I had the intention of retiring anyway, and I was working as a producer and then I was asked to do an on-screen V.I.P. Lounge and then I was asked to do a short match and another on-screen segment and another and another and another and before I knew it, my producer — my responsibilities as a producer became less and less as I was asked to do more and more as talent, and now I can say that the WWE and myself are in negotiations for a long-term deal.”

Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com

Ratings: Miz’s Cannonball Series, Note on Friday’s SmackDown Viewership

This past Thursday’s episode of Cannonball hosted by The Miz drew 561,000 viewers and a 0.17 key demographic rating on USA Network. This was down from last week’s episode of 592,000 viewers and a 0.21 key demographic rating.

As noted before, this past Friday’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown drew 1,971,000 viewers on FOX. The final viewership number for this episode is currently expected to be lower due to several local FOX network stations had pre-empted SmackDown for MLB coverage but MLB’s viewership was included in SmackDown’s viewership tally.

WWE Files New Trademark for Potential New Tournament

WWE recently filed two new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademarks for “NXT UK Heritage Cup” and “Heritage Cup” were filed on July 20th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes.