Tuesday’s “WWE SmackDown 1000” tagged in 2.55 million total viewers last night, the best for a “SmackDown Live” episode since April 24.
The 1,000th overall episode of the USA Network show included a tag team title change and the return of WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio, who is pictured above delivering his 6-1-9 finishing maneuver to United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
The jam-packed pair of hours also featured the rare (these days) Vince McMahon cameo, and reunited former wrestling faction Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton, Ric Flair and Batista).
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“SmackDown Live” airs Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m. ET on USA.
WWE Superstar Shakeup 2018: 42 Wrestlers You'll Now Only See on 'SmackDown Live' (Photos)
You won’t see any of these guys and girls on “Raw” anymore
We all just lived through another WWE Superstar Shakeup, and if your head is still spinning, we're here to help: TheWrap has tracked down where all 96 main roster wrestlers now work.
In our tallies, we only counted regular in-ring wrestlers, so no managers or agents or wives or escorts, etc. -- even if they step between the ropes once or twice a year. Though we listed the obvious and current stables and tag teams together, we added up wrestlers individually.
Readers can check out our "Raw" gallery here.