8/22 Smackdown Viewership Sees Decrease, ROH Star “Suspended”, JBL & Cole’s Radio Show Now on Stitcher

Nick Paglino

ROH Star “Suspended”

smackdown viewershipROH has issued the following story line update coming off the heels of an angle which took place at the Death Before Dishonor event over the weekend in Chicago Ridge:

After his reprehensible actions at DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR in Chicago Ridge, Tommaso Ciampa has been suspended indefinitely. As an update for fans who were not in attendance in Chicago, Ciampa went to war for the ROH World Title against Michael Elgin in an absolutely brutal match. Ciampa was unsuccessful in his quest to capture the title, and after months of increasingly erratic behavior and ranting about being “overlooked,” Ciampa finally went on a rampage.

He refused the post-match Code of Honor, instead turning his frustrations on some of the hardworking members of our ring crew. But even more disgustingly, Tommaso Ciampa attacked Ring Announcer and beloved member of our family, Bobby Cruise. Cruise sustained a severe concussion after repeated knees to the head. Bobby Cruise is not a trained professional wrestler and not a physical participant in Ring of Honor. There is absolutely no excuse for targeting him. We will have further updates on Bobby as we get them.

Due to the degree of unprovoked violence and given Tommaso Ciampa’s history of instability, ROH Officials has suspended him indefinitely. There is no timetable for his return Ring of Honor is evaluating his actions with the highest severity.

8/22 Smackdown Viewership Sees Decrease

This past Friday night’s edition of WWE Smackdown drew 2.461 million viewers, down from last week’s 2.564 million viewers. On Raw last week, WWE hyped Rob Van Dam vs Randy Orton for the show, which also featured Roman Reigns vs The Miz.

JBL & Cole’s Radio Show Now on Stitcher

The JBL & Cole Radio Show is now available on Stitcher, and is being referred to as “The John Layfield & Michael Cole Show.” The show features an intro by Renee Young, and the first episode is now online at this link.

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