WWE Pays Respect To Reid Flair, Randy Orton, SmackDown Social Media Score, Vintage Matches
– Several readers sent in word that WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut had their flags flying at half staff on Friday in respect to the passing of Reid Flair.
– Randy Orton missed Friday night’s WWE live event but will be back in action tonight as he is set to team with Sheamus and John Cena against The Shield. The match will take place in both Atlantic City tonight and tomorrow in White Plains, New York. Paul Heyman is also scheduled for White Plans, which is near to his hometown.
– This week’s WWE Smackdown scored 70,825 in social media activity. This was an average score for the show during WrestleMania season. Smackdown did not chart last week against the NCAA Tournament, but the episode two weeks ago scored 73,875 in social activity. On cable TV for Friday night, Smackdown ranked #5 behind two tournament games, SportsCenter, and SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon.
– WWE Vintage Collection on Good Friday 2013 featured the following matches:
* Andre The Giant vs. Big John Studd (WrestleMania 1)
* Rick Rude vs. The Ultimate Warrior (WrestleMania 5)
* Sgt. Slaughter, The Big Boss Man, Jim Duggan & Virgil vs. The Nasty Boys, The Repo Man & The Mountie (WrestleMania 8)
* Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 10)