Paul Fontaine examines what brand-exclusive PPVs have meant for Raw and SmackDown ratings.
The WWF legend died Thursday night in hospice care.
Tuesday night's episode of SmackDown on the USA Network averaged 2,626,000 viewers, down just 1,000 from last week's show.
While nobody has said anything publicly, Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting reported today that Brock Lesnar told the UFC that he was retiring from mixed martial arts.
The show started lower than last week, though there wasn't as much viewer attrition throughout the night.
McMahon was confirmed by a vote of 81-19.
Cena will get his rematch just days after dropping the title to Wyatt at Elimination Chamber.
Long joins Kurt Angle and The Rock 'n' Roll Express in this year's class.
A long-discussed Andre The Giant documentary is expected to have some big names attached.
WWE rounded out the Elimination Chamber card by announcing the PPV's kickoff show match.
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