WWE On Kofi Kingston Setting Impressive New Record, ‘Ballers’ Viewership Drops, More On Connor’s Cure Partnership


According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s new episode of The Rock’s “Ballers” on HBO averaged 715,000 viewers this past Sunday night, which is down from the 870,000 viewership average the show took in last week.

WWE On Kofi Kingston Setting Impressive Tag Team Record

WWE.com has announced the following:

Kofi Kingston reached another milestone in his amazing career today when The New Day member became the longest-reigning Tag Team Champion in WWE history with 954 cumulative days as a titleholder.

Today, Kingston surpassed Billy Gunn — who held Tag Titles for 953 days as part of The Smoking Gunns, The New Age Outlaws and Billy & Chuck — and he recently topped WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji — who held the World Tag Team Titles with Professor Tanaka and Mr. Saito for 932 days.

Kingston is an eight-time Tag Team Champion, with five of those reigns coming alongside Big E and Xavier Woods. His other tenures with the championships were with R-Truth, CM Punk and Evan Bourne. The New Day also hold the record for longest Tag Team Title reign of all time at 483 days.

The Dreadlocked Dynamo’s next confirmed defense is on Saturday, Oct. 6, at WWE Super Show-Down, streaming live on WWE Network at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT.

More On New Connor’s Cure Partnership

WWE has also announced the following on its new Connor’s Cure partnership with Hyundai:

Each year during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, WWE drives funds and research in honor of the late WWE Hall of Famer Connor “The Crusher” Michalek. This year, they have a “tag team partner”: The Hyundai Hope On Wheels campaign, which has raised funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research for 20 years. The two organizations made the partnership official on Raw, when Carter and Elizabeth, two Hyundai Hope on Wheels National Youth Ambassadors, received their own championship titles from Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, and Hope on Wheels Executive Director Zafar Brooks presented Connor’s Cure with a donation of $200,000 to aid in its mission. For more information on pediatric cancer and how to do your part in the fight, visit ConnorTheCrusher.com.