WWE SmackDown Rating, WWE Issues Statement After Bad Tickets Sold, Hulk Hogan Comments on WWE

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– As noted, last night’s WWE SmackDown drew 2.294 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.123 million viewers. The final rating for this week’s SmackDown is a 1.62, up from last week’s 1.50 rating.

– Hulk Hogan is currently in the UK for appearances and made a stop on UTV in Ireland. Hogan said he has no hard feelings towards WWE but admitted it was tough being kicked out of the Hall of Fame. Hogan called his racist comments a “glitch” and a “huge mistake.” He commented on WWE parting ways with him:

“Even the WWE, they’ve known me 35 years, they know I’m not a racist. They’re in a politically correct environment – they have to do what’s best for business, I understand that.”

– AZFamily.com has an article about a mother named Shannon Royal, who tried to purchase WWE tickets for her son’s 12th birthday. Royal says she thought she was shopping directly with WWE’s website but she received a confirmation on her purchase from a website called OnlineCityTickets.com. She soon received WWE tickets from Ticketmaster but was told on the day of the event that the tickets with the same bar code had already been scanned – her $200 tickets were no good and she was sold duplicates.

Royal called OnlineCityTickets.com and they apologized, told her to call back in the morning but never offered an explanation or a refund. Royal had Channel 3’s “3 On Your Side” investigative team contact the ticket website and they never got back to the team but her account was eventually credited for $200. Channel 3 contacted WWE and a WWE spokesperson said they do not sell tickets through OnlineCityTickets.com. WWE said they are looking into the matter and issued this statement:

“The arena box office and Ticketmaster are the safest, most secure and only authorized destinations to purchase tickets for WWE events at Talking Stick Resort Arena.”

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