-- We can report that Syfy is currently paying around $600,000 per week to have WWE SmackDown! on the network and the belief is that they were expecting at least a 2.0 rating or higher for that kind of money. While the debut show last week may have underperformed with a 1.7 rating, adding SmackDown! to the network will add roughly 0.06 to Syfy's weekly primetime ratings average and will easily be one of the highest rated shows on the network every week.
-- RAW is in Seattle this Monday, which is close to Bryan 'Daniel Bryan' Danielson's hometown. It'll be interesting to see the crowd reaction.
-- Former WWE 'jobber' Lance Storm has an article up on his website about storylines causing the decline of PPV buyrates, due to matches being booked to further storylines rather than conclude angles and feuds. This is just my opinion and I'm sure some of you could give two s--ts but this guy can be a real idiot sometimes, especially when it pertains to TNA.
-- Here are tonight's confirmed WWE SmackDown! matches. The show airs tonight on the SyFy network. Full spoilers for the show are on the main newsboard:
* Layla vs. Kelly Kelly
* Jack Swagger vs. Edge
* NON-TITLE MATCH: Dashing Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre © vs. Kofi Kingston and Kaval
* IC TITLE MATCH: Dolph Ziggler © vs. MVP
* Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
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