– Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown averaged 3.03 million viewers, up from the 2.916 million viewers the previous week.
– WWE officials did not plan on the negative fan reaction at the Royal Rumble but Daniel Bryan not being in the Rumble main event played into the storyline that he’s having to overcome “the machine” wanting to hold him down. WWE is behind the idea of wanting the fans to be outraged that Bryan isn’t being pushed more.
Partial source: F4Wonline.com
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