Nikki Bella Celebrates Title Win, SmackDown Rating Hurting, JR At FCW
– After winning the WWE Divas Championship from Beth Phoenix on RAW, Nikki Bella went on Twitter and declared that the “Bella Era” has begun and “Naughty Nikki” has arrived. She also thanked fans for their support:
“Thank you #BellaArmy for your support! Hope I made you proud tonight! I’m DIVAS CHAMPION! Finally! Can’t tell you how I feel right now! #RAW”
Naughty Nikki, huh? It’s got a nice ring to it.
– Last week’s SmackDown drew a 1.83 cable rating with 2,729,000 viewers. The rating for SmackDown has been trending downward in recent weeks and remains well-below the 2.0 range, which the show was consistently above earlier this year.
– Jim Ross arrived in Tampa, Florida on Monday night to work with the WWE developmental talents this week. Ross will likely be announcing again at this Thursday’s FCW TV tapings.
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