– Last night’s WWE Payback pay-per-view ranked #2 among series & specials for the night in Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings, behind Game of Thrones on HBO. As noted, Nielsen recently confirmed to us that they have changed the way Twitter ratings are being released as Unique Audience will no longer be included. The weekly lists will now include and be ranked by tweet volume, and this was the first pay-per-view since those changes. Payback had 326,000 tweets with 57,000 unique authors. In comparison, Game of Thrones had 338,000 tweets with 153,000 unique authors. Last Monday’s RAW had 152,000 tweets with 35,000 unique authors.
– It was believed that The Dudley Boyz would interfere in the tag team tournament finals with Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains last night at Payback but they did not as the match was cut short due to Enzo’s concussion. No word yet on when Enzo will be cleared to return to the ring but you can expect the feud to resume as Bubba Ray Dudley tweeted the following today:
Glad to hear @WWEAaLLday21 is feeling better after his little boo-boo to his head. The Dudleys look forward to seein you again. ?
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@BubbaRayDudley) May 2, 2016
– The cryptic tweets from members of The Wyatt Family continue. After recent comments from injured stars Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper, Braun Strowman posted the following today. It’s worth noting that even up until last night’s show went on the air, WWE had The Wyatt Family featured in all Payback promotional material but they obviously did not appear.
Some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see Armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will.#DownWithTheMachine
— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) May 2, 2016