This week s Smackdown finished with a 2.9 broadcast rating, which is down from recent weeks.
The Detroit News has an article detailing the prospects of Detroit s Ford Field hosting WrestleMania in 2007.
From Marc: I know you already have the results posted but I just wanted to comment on something that I noticed at last night’s Raw brand house show in Albany, NY. I was in western, Mass so decided to make the 2 hour drive to the show. In the weeks leading up to the event, the Pepsi Arena website had advertised John Cena vs. Edge as the main event. It had also apparently from what I heard been advertised in the local advertising for the show. The posters that were hanging up at the building box office advertised Cena, Kane and Jericho (all 3 of whom didn’t appear). There were a lot of upset fans when the main event came (which Coach did announce earlier in the night but never said Cena wouldn’t be there). The crowd was filled with Cena shirts and signs and when they realized Cena wasn’t there, I’d say half left after the introductions of the main event. Many younger kids attending the show left and could be heard commenting that they couldn’t believe Cena wasn’t there. I think WWE really missed the boat on this one and upset a lot of people by Cena not appearing.