• AEW Dynamite Ranked #1 On Cable For The 1st Time Ever This Week, Tony Khan Comments
This week’s special AEW Dynamite “Blood & Guts” edition drew 1.09 million viewers, which is up from previous week’s 889,000 viewers.
This week’s show ranked #1 in the Cable Top 150, with a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 key demographic, which is up from last week’s 0.33 rating and rank #10 in the Cable Top 150.
This is the first time ever that Dynamite has ranked #1 on Cable and the credit for it can be given to their first-ever “Blood & Guts” match (AEW’s version of the War Games match).
AEW President Tony Khan had the following to say about this achievement:
“Being No. 1 in the ratings for the first time is a major triumph for AEW and a tribute to our talent and staff, everyone at TNT, and above all else our loyal fans and viewers, all of whom make it possible for us to bring wrestling to homes around the world every Wednesday night.
With fans making a safe return in force to support our live shows, and our matches and stories becoming more explosive every week, the best of ‘AEW: Dynamite’ is ahead!”
Below is what AEW Superstars Matt Hardy & Dustin Rhodes tweeted about it:
Great to see #AEWDynamite as the #1 show on all of cable for the 1st time ever. #BLOODandGUTS (or the D&PS) was a massive success last night. Thanks to all our amazing fans who tuned in! https://t.co/t0ldhORnLj
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) May 6, 2021
Congrats @AEW for taking the number 1 spot in cable. #BloodAndGuts was an incredible show top to bottom. Proud as hell to be in this company from the beginning. We are building the future. EVERYONE involved has made this a huge success. #AEW @AEWonTNT
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) May 7, 2021
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 6, 1984) – David Von Erich Memorial Parade Of Champions
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 6, 1984, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) held the ‘1st Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions’ at the Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.
This was the 1st out of 5 “Parade of Champions” events that were held every year from 1984 till 1988.
The results of the event can be found here:
– Kelly Kiniski vs. Johnny Mantell ended in a time-limit-draw
– Chris Adams & Sunshine defeated Jimmy Garvin & Precious
– Butch Reed defeated Chick Donovan
– Kamala wrestled The Great Kabuki to a double-DQ
– The Junkyard Dog defeated The Missing Link by DQ
– NWA American Tag Team Championship: Rock & Soul defeated The Super Destroyers (c)
– NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Kevin, Mike & Fritz Von Erich defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (c)
– NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Kerry Von Erich defeated Ric Flair (c)