The Wrestling Observer is reporting that the Hispanic rating for Smackdown has seen a dramatic decrease since Rey Mysterio was drafted over to Raw. Prior to the draft, Smackdown was one of the highest rated shows amongst Hispanic viewers, and now it’s rating is only slightly above the national average. Creative has been looking for new Hispanic talent to replace Rey’s absence on the show, which explains why they decided to team Carlito and Primo Colon and help boost their act with a tag title run.
Jim Ross posted a blog on his website at JrsBarbq.com where he announced that him and Tazz will be calling all of the inter-brand matches on this week’s edition of Smackdown. He also noted that Todd Grisham will be back at the announce table for this week’s ECW broadcast.