Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 2.09 rating and averaged 2.838 million viewers, which makes the episode the third highest rated Smackdown broadcast in 2013.
Jim Ross has posted a new blog on Punk vs Undertaker over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below is an excerpt:
"Punk has been, arguably, WWE's MVP the past many months highlighted by his long reign as WWE Champion. Versus 'Taker, at least in my view, Punk has everything to gain and nothing to lose which makes the controversial, expert of the pipe bomb even more of a threat to pull off what many of us feel will never happen…someone, anyone ending the Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
Many fans suggest that it is 'time' for WWE's longest running, major star to 'go down.' Mother Nature has not been kind to the Demon of Death Valley has he has had his share of serious injuries that were brought upon by a fierce, in ring style that featured a plethora of non, big man moves for a near 7 foot, 300 pounder. Not to mention, a hellacious road schedule for many, many years that are especially challenging to maintain for anyone much less a man the size of Taker.
A Punk win at WM29 would essentially punch Punk's WWE HOF ticket and whether the outspoken Punk would admit it or not, being inducted into the WWE HOF is an amazing honor even for the most devout of individuals.
Time will tell and it's a main event match of which I'm extremely interested. Undertaker and Punk have my attention and are likely to have even more of it after tonight's RAW in Indianapolis."