Notes on WWE Smackdown, The Undertaker, Blackjack Brown, and more

Jul 30, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

– Journalist Blackjack Brown has passed away….



Last night’s SmackDown featured 49 minutes & 35 seconds of wrestling.

This is the most time given to wrestling on an episode of SmackDown in 2022. The average before this was around 30 minutes.


New details have been released regarding the joint NJPW and Stardom show on November 20.

In a press release issued on Saturday, it was revealed that the event will be titled Historic X-Over. It was also announced that there will be mixed tag matches on the show.

“With mixed tag matches, championship action and more besides, the top flight in both male and female wrestling will meet in Ariake, and the event title reflects just that,” reads

Fan club members will be able to purchase tickets beginning on August 18. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning September 23.

The event will take place from the Ariake Arena in Ariake, Tokyo, Japan. The venue was built for the 2020 Olympics and served as the venue for volleyball competitions. Its capacity for volleyball is listed at 12,000 fans.

Bushiroad first announced they were planning a joint show featuring NJPW and Stardom on June 6. On Friday, it was revealed that the first-ever IWGP Women’s Champion will be decided on the November 20 show.

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One Response

  1. What? says:

    Taking out commercials, 49 minutes is only a little over half of the show, and 30 minutes is more like 35%. Pretty sad for a show that’s billed as, you know, wrestling.

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