Umaga Return Update, Tonight’s Smackdown Preview, & More

Chris Cash

Umaga looks to be on his way to returning very soon as he’s being advertised on cards in February. He’s being promoted with the Smackdown brand, so it seems as if he will be staying there rather than jumping to another brand.

To add a bit extra to the rating for the “Tribute to the Troops” special from December 20th, it had 2.9 million viewers overall. It increased in all age categories from the first half hour to the second half hour by at least 13 percent. Crusoe that aired before it had 2.4 million viewers overall and the Law & Order that followed the show had 4.4 million viewers.

Here’s a look at tonight’s Smackdown:

*WWE champ Jeff Hardy vs. The Big Show.

*WWE Divas champ Michelle McCool vs. Maryse with Maria as the special referee.

*WWE United States champion Shelton Benjamin vs. Hurricane Helms.

*Vladimir Kozlov vs. Jimmy Wang Yang.

*The Great Khali vs. MVP.

*Carlito vs. Brian Kendrick.

*Also appearing will be Triple H, Ken Kennedy,. Chavo Guerrero, The Bella Twins, Vickie Guerrero and more.

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