One more big show. This week’s episode of SmackDown Live was yet another big episode after a long string of them. That was the case this time around again with the second half of the Superstar Shakeup. In other words, it was time to meet the new cast of characters for the new season after everyone left to go to Monday Night Raw the previous night. That’s something that happens annually now but the question is how interesting will it be? There’s only so much interest in getting rid of a bunch of stars, but was there an interest in bringing in some new people?
Miss this week’s show? Here are some quick highlights:
If you didn’t see the show, here are the full results.
Opinion: These numbers aren’t half bad with the rating being the same being a rather positive sign. The main takeaway here is that the fans are sticking around for a less important show than the post WrestleMania episode. They also saw all of the new characters, but the question now becomes how many people stick around after the new cast was revealed. It’s great that they got people to see who was coming in, but now they need to get those same people (and more) to be around next week for the first actual week of them being the regular stars.
What did you think of this week’s show? How high can the viewership go? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.
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