Thursday Update: Nia Jax addresses injuring Becky on social media, Becky still taking shots at Rousey on Social Media, Smackdown top cables ratings, Cody news regarding ROH Final Battle, Total Divas rebounds, more

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


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-Nia Jax posted a picture of her damaged hand, courtesy of Becky Lynch’s face. She wrote: “Hey…we don’t deliver mail, things happen. Is anyone gonna ask me about how my fist feels?”

-Becky responded to Nia Jax. She wrote on Twitter: “You gave me your best sucker punch, but I got back up to destroy your whole roster. They won’t let me fight, but I’ll get back up from that too. It’s what I do. So enjoy your one free shot, because as bad as my memory is now, I haven’t forgotten you, bitch.”

-On social media, Nia Jax is getting backlash for injuring Becky Lynch. Ladynana34 wrote: “Thanx for ruining the female main event on Sunday! Your elbow caused a broken nose.” Hammadashraf11 wrote:  “You’re still here because you’re Rock’s cousin. Hope your career dies.” Niclaswee wrote: “How does it feel to be a reckless and sloppy competitor that has injured yet another superstar?” In response to a video of GIF of Nia saying “I am a solid 2on the cooking scale,” Andrew Sacco wrote: “From 1-10, how good are you at injuring other legitimate wrestlers?” It will be telling on Sunday how she is portrayed in the women’s tag match whether she’s likely going to be “punished” for the incident with Becky. WWE has a choice; they can promote her as a killer heel now as a way to build up a match with Rousey or they can cool her down and send a message by eliminating her early and feeding her to Rousey to get easily and quickly defeated. Commentary will also be a tell on Sunday.

-Becky Lynch might not be wrestling Ronda Rousey on Sunday, but she’s still building up an eventual match. She wrote on Twitter: “When you’re babbling on about avocados, I’m main-eventing my show AND your show. Did you hear that last night, Ronda? That’s the sound they make when The Man comes around.”


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-Smackdown on Tuesday night drew a 1.63 rating (2.312 million viewers), the best rating in four weeks since they drew a 1.72 on Oct. 16. It was up from last week’s 1.55 up against election night coverage. That ratings increase was good enough to land Smackdown no. 1 in cable rankings for the night in the 18-49 adult demographic with a 0.8 rating, beating out “Curse of Oak Island” on History which drew a 0.7. One year ago this week Smackdown drew a 1.86 rating.

-Total Divas drew a 412,000 viewers last night, up from 387,000 the week before. It’s been a disappointing season for Total Divas, drawing under 400,000 viewers every week except this week and the premiere week.

-ROH has announced Jay Lethal vs. Cody for the ROH World Hvt. Title on ROH’s annual big Final Battle PPV event on Dec. 14 in New York City, N.Y. at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Cody is having his knee scoped, but vowed that he’d be ready for Final Battle (perhaps his last big ROH event before leaving the company at the end of the year).

-WWE advertised a WrestleMania 35 pre-sale party today, but cancelled it due to inclement weather.


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1 Comment on Thursday Update: Nia Jax addresses injuring Becky on social media, Becky still taking shots at Rousey on Social Media, Smackdown top cables ratings, Cody news regarding ROH Final Battle, Total Divas rebounds, more

  1. Nia Jax is a danger in the ring to other wrestlers. She should be suspended and then upon return she should be buried for a long time. That was completely careless. I feel sorry for anyone who has to get into the ring with her.

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