Teddy Long’s WWE Status, Early SD! Rating, More On WWE Lawsuit

Ryan Clark

Teddy Long is the Smackdown general manager on the road since Vickie Guerrero only works the television tapings and PPVs.

Last night’s 1/11 edition of WWE Friday Night Smackdown drew a 2.9 fast national rating. This is up from last week’s early 2.8 rating. We should have the final number by next week.

As we reported yesterday, Memphis pro wrestling promoter Cory Maclin is suing World Wrestling Entertainment over them not allowing Jerry Lawler to work a match last year against Hulk Hogan. The suit claims WWE violated two sections of the Sherman Anti-Trust act. While the suit doesnâ<80><99>t specify damages, it states Maclin is seeking punitive and other damages. Maclin claims he lost his Samâ<80><99>s Town Casino house show deal due to the fact that WWE wonâ<80><99>t allow their wrestlers to work for him any longer because he used Hogan.

Michael Benoit (the father of the late Chris Benoit) will be doing an interview on Entertainment Tonight Canada on Monday. They are pushing it as a major interview.

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