Backstage News On Christian vs. Del Rio, SD Rating Takes A Hit

— The April 22 episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy scored a 1.87 cable rating, down nine percent from 2.05 the previous week.

The two-hour program averaged 2.8 million viewers, which is down six percent from April 15 and down fifteen percent from April 8.

The overall rating was the lowest since February 11 and the second-lowest of 2011.

— The Smackdown live event on September 10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia will be held at the Halifax Forum. A Raw live event taking place the same day in London, Ontario will be held at the John Labatt Centre.

— WWE officials are strongly considering awarding Christian the World Heavyweight Championship next Sunday at Extreme Rules.

Multiple sources expect his opponent, Alberto Del Rio, to be transferred to Raw during tonight’s WWE Draft.

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sources: Pro Wrestling Torch,