Friday’s SmackDown did a 2.01 rating with 3,024,000 viewers.
In an interview with ESPN.com, Kofi Kingston was asked who his dream WrestleMania opponent would be. “My dream match would be against Ricky Steamboat,” Kingston said. “You saw him comeback a few years ago and he still had it. He’s phenomenal, and I’d love if he could come back one more time to challenge for the Intercontinental belt. It could be like a student versus teacher type match. For me, being in the same ring as the guys I watched growing up just means so much and that would be amazing to me if I got that chance.” The high flying SmackDown star was also asked about playing video games while he’s not on the road and which superstars he plays against. “Big Show, myself, Cody Rhodes, Tyler Reks, and that savage Hornswoggle,” he said. “There are a handful of us who form this underground wrestling gamer community.”
According to a report by Edward Tittlebaum on Prowrestling.net, AJ Styles claimed he was “they” and was joined by Kurt Angle and Scott Steiner in the ring for the final segment of the night earlier tonight at the iMPACT! tapings in Orlando, Florida. Eric Bischoff said that beginning on March 3, Hulk Hogan will be taking full control of TNA. Hogan was advertised for the show, too, but ended up not showing up for reasons unknown at this point. For those of you who didn’t have the chance to read the spoilers results for Thursday’s show, you may do that by clicking here or browsing through our news stories below.