WWE: Carmella on In-Ring Return Plans After Giving Birth, A&E WWE Ratings, More News

Carmella on Her In-Ring Return Plans After Birth of Her Child

As noted before, Carmella announced earlier this month that she and her husband Corey Graves are currently expecting the birth of their first child this November.

The Messenger held a recent interview with Carmella. One of the topics discussed included Carmella’s thoughts on looking forward to the challenge of resuming her in-ring career after giving birth.

“I love working for WWE, I love performing and it’s just such a passion of mine. I’ve done it for 10 years so it’s so crazy to be away from it.

To have a baby and then go back to work in an area that’s just so physical and so demanding — I’m really looking forward to that challenge.”

A&E WWE Programming Ratings – May 21, 2023

This past Sunday’s WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures episode drew 258,000 viewers on A&E. This episode also drew a 0.08 rating in the 18-49 demographic and a #43 ranking in the key demographic rankings. This was down from last week’s 288,000 viewers but up from last week’s #45 key demographic ranking. The key demographic rating was the same as last week’s show.

This past Sunday’s Stone Cold Takes America episode drew 177,000 viewers on A&E. This episode also drew a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic and a #66 ranking in the key demographic rankings. This was down from last week’s 277,000 viewers, 0.07 key demographic rating, and #52 key demographic ranking.

More Sunday ratings: ShowBuzz Daily

WWE News & Notes

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that a new wrestling-related film based on legendary women’s wrestler Mildred Burke is currently scheduled to begin production next month. Johnson reported that this upcoming film will be called Queen of the Ring: Based on the True Story of Mildred “Millie Burke” and will feature Charlotte Flair and Liv Morgan among the film’s cast.

WWE recently announced that the official theme song for their upcoming NXT Battleground event on May 28th is “Animal” by PVRIS.

Proptech company Enlightened announced that they have recently signed a deal with WWE to help create an energy efficient new headquarters building for the company in Stamford, Connecticut. It was announced that they will be providing their Enlightened Lighting Solution system for WWE’s new building.

In a recent interview with the Insight with Chris Van Vliet podcast, Downstait lead vocalist Zack Call stated that Cody Rhodes was “pretty close” to having a different theme song for his return to WWE last year. Call stated that this was due to potential royalties-related legal issues between the band and WWE over Rhodes’ “Kingdom” theme song he used elsewhere that the band created. (Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com)

This past Monday’s 2023 Sports Emmy Awards event featured WWE and NBC’s Peacock failing to win this year’s Sports Emmy for Outstanding Long Documentary for their Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair documentary film. The award went to Netflix’s The Redeem Team documentary about the United States Olympic Men’s Basketball Team’s quest for gold at the 2008 Olympic Games.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that around 99% of WWE’s roster scheduled to be at this Saturday’s Night of Champions 2023 event in Saudi Arabia reportedly flew out of New York City on Tuesday, according to PWInsider.

Dark Puroresu Flowsion stated on Twitter that WWE is currently still interested in signing Kota Ibushi to a potential contract with the company based on their recent interview with Ibushi. It was stated that Ibushi would be willing to sign with the company if he is allowed to work along side Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura and also be allowed to train WWE’s developmental talent.

NXT talent Myles Borne recently announced on Instagram that he got married this past Sunday. Borne also stated that he gave his new wife a puppy as a gift for their marriage.

Fightful Select reported that WWE made several late changes to their original plans for this past Monday’s RAW show in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It was reported that these changes were made shortly before the show went on air with one talent spoken to stating that WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon was the person who made the changes. Among the changes included a segment involving Paul Heyman sitting in the front row of the crowd and JD McDonagh’s RAW debut match being scrapped. It was also reported that other plans changed included Shunsuke Nakamura being the third member of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens team against Imperium and Matt Riddle facing off against Balor in a singles match, which WWE ended up swapping their plans around for Riddle and Nakamura.

Tuesday was the 24-year anniversary of the tragic death of Owen Hart at WWE’s Over The Edge 1999 event. Natayla reflected on Twitter about her late uncle stating “Love these rare photos of Owen working for my grandfather in Stampede Wrestling. I’m thinking of Owen on the anniversary of his passing today. I think of Owen often and what a bright, positive light he was in the wrestling world, but even more so as a person outside the ring.