WWE Crown Jewel, Daniel Cormier's WWE Tryout, Impact Viewership

— WWE has postponed the date for when tickets for Crown Jewel go on sale, moving it to November 2 which is actually the day of the event. Initially tickets were supposed to go on sale today, but this change was made pretty much the same time as when news broke that the Saudi Arabian government confirmed the death of Jamal Khashoggi, saying the journalist died while inside their consulate in Turkey. Several Saudi officials have been fired or detained, but the government stopped short of admitting that they were responsible for the death. For those wondering why WWE would push the on-sale date to the day of the show, for all the Saudi events, attendance is not a priority since it is the Saudi authorities who are ultimately responsible for filling the arena and WWE gets their revenue regardless of how many people attend live.

— During a 35-minute media session to promote his upcoming UFC 230 heavyweight title defense, Daniel Cormier admitted that the short notice fight pushed back a tryout that he had scheduled with WWE at the Performance enter for the role of commentator. He added that “they (WWE) wanted me to go in and do an audition as a member of the commentary team. That was my private little thing. But because of the fight, I had to push it back. So there might be some DC in WWE sh*t coming” while also saying that he plans to do the tryout in the future after his fight.

— Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling averaged 189,000 viewers on Pop TV, up slightly from last week’s 183,000. This is the last week that Impact will air in a prime time slot on Pop as beginning next week, the show moves back two hours beginning at 10 PM ET.

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