Smackdown Live, clearly helped by the post-WrestleMania curiosity, drew 2,952,000 viewers. That is way up from last week’s 2,467,000 viewers.
The show featured the “dream match” between Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles, Paige being named new General Manager, Carmella cashing in and winning the Smackdown Women’s Championship and the debut of Peyton Royce and Billie Kay.
All of this positive momentum probably helps with their TV negotiations. WWE is hoping for more good news next week for the Raw/Smackdown Superstar Shake-Up.