— Vince McMahon reportedly “freaked out” a few weeks back when seeing Zack Ryder’s “Take Care, Spike Your Hair” t-shirt because of the word “Spike.” Apparently this has to do with Spike TV and TNA being on their network.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Ryder’s shirts have sold out on WWE’s shop website and he has a new Authentic shirt out. Word is that Vince originally wanted to pull the “Spike” shirts but decided to stop production on them but sell the ones that were in stock.
— As noted before, this week’s WWE RAW Supershow did a 3.31 cable rating with 4.70 million viewers.
In the segment breakdown, the show’s opening quarter did a nice 3.85 rating but the second part of the Triple H and Kevin Nash angle lost 612,000 viewers. Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Christian and Cody Rhodes gained 232,000 of those viewers back while Santino Marella vs. Dolph Ziggler lost 445,000 more.
The segment with CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio and John Laurinaitis gained 466,000 viewers while Alicia Fox vs. Natalya lost a whopping 981,000 viewers. John Morrison vs. Wade Barrett gained 16,000 viewers and the main event of John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth gained 723,000 viewers bringing the overrun to a 3.42 rating.
— Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown on SyFy (Oct. 21) did a 2.18 (2.2) cable rating, down from the previous week’s 2.23 rating. This week’s Vengeance go-home show averaged over 3 million viewers.