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Subject: Wrestling news: WWE Financials, Raw, Smackdown
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Subject: Wrestling news: WWE Financials, Raw, Smackdown
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Here are some wrestling news items for you:

  - WWE announced their financial reports for the fourth quarter today. Revenue was $211 million.
Profits for the quarter were down to $4.8 million. (WWE had revenues of $801 million and profits of
$32 milllion in 2017.) Paul Levesque (aka Triple H) said Ronda Rousey's contract is close to be
finalized. George Barrios and Michelle Wilson were named co-Presidents. Like most of the stock
market, WWE stock lost ground today, down 16 cents to $33.84.

  - Raw saw Roman Reigns do two matches. "The Big Dog" defeated Bray Wyatt to win a place in the
Elimination Chamber. After Jason Jordan was ruled out of his tag team title match against Cesaro and
Sheamus, Reigns stepped in, but he and Seth Rollins lost to the Bar, and they retain the Raw tag
belts.. Jordan underwent real-life neck surgery, and he will be out of action for several months. In
the main event, the three previous qualifiers - John Cena, Elias, and Braun Strowman fought to see
which man will enter the Chamber last. Elias won. Afterwards, Strowman gave running powerslams to
Cena and Elias. Also, Kurt Angle announced that there will be a first-ever Women's Chamber match. In
the ratings, Raw suffered a drop to 3.08 million viewers. 

  - Smackdown Live opened with Shane McMahon and then Daniel Bryan talking about,among other things,
the US title match between Rusev and Bobby Roode and the Kevin Owens-Sami Zayn match that were take
place. AJ Styles coming out to a big popl he said that they were obsessed over KO and Zayn. In the
US title match, it wasn't Rusev Day as Roode beat The Bulgarian to retain the belt, but Randy Orton
came outta nowhere to deliver RKOs outta nowhere to Roode, Rusev and Aiden English. In the main
event, Owens and Zayn fought to a no contest, but Bryan announced that they will be in a Triple
Threat match with Styles at Fastlane. It was announced Wednesday that Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler
will be wrestling on next week's episode; the winner will be in the title match, now a Fastal
Four-Way. Viewership dropped by 4,000 viewers to 2.505 million. Cincy43235@yahoo.com - RATV's pro wrestling ambassador


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