Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Ten-Man Captains Challenge Match Announced For 205 Live, SmackDown Draws Good Viewership Numbers

Ten-Man Captains Challenge Match Announced For 205 Live, SmackDown Draws Good Viewership Numbers
- This week's WWE SmackDown episode, featuring fallout from Sunday's WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view, drew 2.164 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This is up 3.6% from last week's 2.088 million viewers for the SummerSlam go-home show and the best SmackDown viewership since the Superstar Shakeup edition on April 16, which drew 2.219 million viewers.

To compare, Monday's post-SummerSlam edition of RAW drew an average of 2.729 million viewers, up from last week's 2.473 million viewers for the SummerSlam go-home episode.

- Next Tuesday's WWE 205 Live episode from Sioux Falls, South Dakota will be headlined by a ten-man Captains Challenge Match.

This week's 205 Live main event saw WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak retain the title over Oney Lorcan, a rematch from the SummerSlam Kickoff pre-show. Ariya Daivari helped hold Gulak back while Jack Gallagher helped hold Lorcan back. 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick was also there.

Drake Maverick took to Twitter this afternoon and announced the ten-man match for next Tuesday. Gulak will pick his four partners and Lorcan will pick his four partners.

The teams will be picked over the course of the next week. Stay tuned for updates on the match.


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