- WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan tweeted the following this evening:
Thank you to all the people who have wished me well during my surgery. You give me strength and you are my motivation to get back ASAP.
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) May 17, 2014
– Friday night’s WWE SmackDown ranked #2 overall for the night in Nielsen’s new Twitter TV ratings, behind the Barbara Walters special on ABC, excluding sporting events. SmackDown had a unique audience of 884,000, which represents the number of Twitter accounts that commented on the show. This was way up from the previous week. SmackDown had total impressions of 2.305 million, which represents the number of times the show was tweeted about. This was also way up from the previous week.