Rey Mysterio-SmackDown, WWE Profiles Brie Bella & Her Twin Sister, Edge Sighting

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Since Rey Mysterio’s departure from SmackDown, the Hispanic rating for the show has gone down quite a bit. It has been a slow drop for SmackDown and the show only does slightly above the national average among Hispanics when it used to be one of the highest-rated shows. Additionally, WWE moved Primo Colon to SmackDown to form a tag team with brother Carlito and then have the tag belts hot-shotted to them to help cure the problem.

— Edge was sitting in the front row at the 9/17 UFC show in Omaha, Nebraska. He wasn’t shown or mentioned during the television broadcast. The likes of Gregory Helms and JBL have attended UFC events in the past year but didn’t receive much attention whereas Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kurt Angle, Batista, Steve Austin and Undertaker did. Austin received a huge pop from the crowd at the February event and most of the other guys were cheered by the MMA crowd with the exception of Batista, who was booed more than any other celebrity at a show in Columbus.

— The latest issue of WWE Magazine featuring various WWE stars on the cover has a article on the company’s developmental promotion, Florida Championship Wrestling. WWE profiles a few of the developmental wrestlers including SmackDown Diva Brie Bella and her twin sister Nicole, who are both pictured. The two were also pictured in last month’s issue as well in a group shot featuring FCW talent. It appears that WWE is still playing dumb on the gimmick even though it was obvious on last Friday’s SmackDown that another woman was hiding under the ring as Nicole started crawling out when Brie hadn’t fully gone under. In WWE.com’s SmackDown recap, they wrote the following: “But Victoria quickly showed who was boss when she tossed the undefeated Bella from the top rope to the arena floor. The stunned brunette crawled under the ring, but emerged from under the apron with new vigor and attacked Victoria.”

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