According to Zap2It.com, this past Friday’s episode of WWE Smackdown, which was a 15th anniversary show featuring a Team Teddy vs. Team Laurinaitis main event, took in 2.671 million viewers.
This is down from last week’s 2.749 million WWE Smackdown viewership average. Last week’s show was the #1 non-MLB broadcast on cable for Friday night.
Paglino: The show was ok from a nostalgia point of view, but I never like “prize” matches (outside of title matches of course) because they never amount to anything for the fans.
The implications of the Smackdown main event were to crown the best GM in Smackdown history. So what now? Teddy Long doesn’t work for the company anymore and Johnny Ace doesn’t appear on TV anymore, so what difference does it make which team wins that match?