WWE Raw And Smackdown Producers, Backstage News For January 16-20


- Bloodline promo with Judgment Day: Michael Hayes

Kenny Omega Introduces El Hijo Del Vikingo To Wrestling Fans, Thanks AAA For The Opportunity

- Solo Sikoa vs. Mustafa Ali: Michael Hayes

- Street Profits vs. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin: Jamie Noble

- Elias vs. Omos: Adam Pearce

- Alpha Academy vs. Judgment Day: Peter Williams

- Michin vs. IYO SKY: TJ Wilson

- Bianca Belair promo: TJ Wilson

- Bronson Reed vs. Akira Tozawa: Shane Helms

- Six Way Elimination Match: Abyss & Kenny Dykstra

Backstage notes

- NXT talent Charlie Dempsey took on Dexter Lumis on Main event. It was produced by Jason Jordan.

- Judgment Day was listed officially as "The Judgment Day."

- Several talent got into Cincinnati Sunday night and attended the Cincinnati Bengals game, which the Bengals won.

- There was a talent meeting before the show, led by Triple H. It hit many of the same points as the Smackdown show.

- An internal WWE memo touted the show as the highest grossing Raw in Cincy history.



- Tag Contender Tourney: Drew McIntyre & Sheamus vs. Viking Raiders: Michael Hayes

- LA Knight match: Adam Pearce

- Tag Contender Tourney: Los Lotharios vs. Hit Row: Shawn Daivari

- Charlotte Flair promo: Molly Holly

- Tag Contender Tourney: Brawling Brutes vs. Imperium: Petey Williams

- Tag Contender Tourney: Legado Del Fantasma vs. Maximum Male Models: Jamie Noble

- Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens contract signing: Jason Jordan

Backstage News:

- Street Profits vs. Usos was the post-show dark match, produced by Jason Jordan

- Liv Morgan vs. Xia Li was the pre-show dark match, produced by Molly Holly.

- According to internal live events reports, Smackdown in Detroit was WWE's highest grossing Smackdown in the city ever.

- There were no talent or employee meetings before Smackdown.

- The WWE office cuts were a big topic of conversation backstage. Several were very surprised that longtime WWE PR employee Adam Hopkins was gone.

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