WWE’s Tough Enough Finale Plans, SmackDown Rating
— The WWE Tough Enough season finale is set to air LIVE from the RAW taping in Richmond, Virginia. All trainers and cast members will be brought back for the show. That means Steve Austin, etc. will appear LIVE on RAW next week.
The current plan is to pitch to the footage that was taped at FCW on 5/19, which shows footage of finalists Andy and Luke wrestling. They’ll be using other material that was shot several weeks back. That will air before RAW and then the winner will be announced LIVE on RAW. There was some talk of the winner wrestling on RAW that night, but it is not confirmed.
— The WWE SmackDown that aired on May 27th did a 1.86 (1.9) cable rating, with 2,980,000 viewers.