Former WWE Star Gives Dave Bautista a Black Eye, Total Divas Viewership Bounces Back, William Regal Note

This week’s episode of Total Divas was up big, a whole 18% over last week. The average viewership for the show was 612,000, jumping from the second lowest episode of the season to the second highest in just a week’s time. That’s pretty astonishing given that the only promotion for the show was a clip of The Miz trying to get his wife Maryse (a vegetarian) to eat a piece of meat.

The WWE based reality series isn’t necessarily out of the woods yet though. The seventh season has been garnering record lows, with numbers falling steadily year over year. Total Divas hasn’t hit the one million mark since January 2016 for the season five premiere, and last November fell well below 500,000 for the first time.

William Regal Wants Nakamura

Although British wrestling legend William Regal is fully retired from in-ring competition and very happy with his on-screen role as NXT General Manager, when a fan asked him which WWE Superstar he’d like to face he quickly responded with one name: Shinsuke Nakamura.

Swagger Gives Batista a Black Eye

According to WWE Superstar turned Marvel sensation Dave Bautista, the “All-American American” Jack Swagger gave him a black eye as a Christmas present. Swagger occasionally trains with Big Dave at the Ybor City Jiu-Jitsu Club in Orlando, and recently announced that he will be entering the world of combat sports with Bellator MMA.

My Christmas present from @realjackswagger .. no hespect! He just doesn’t get the concept of giving. 😄

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