• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 17, 1999) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches & highlight videos on the road to the ‘WWF Fully Loaded 1999’ PPV.
This episode was hosted by Kevin Kelly & Terry Taylor.
Here’s the card:
The Acolytes vs. Danny O’Brien & Flash Flannigan
Michael Hayes vs. Tracy Smothers
Jeff Jarrett vs. The Blue Meanie
The Road Dogg & X-Pac vs. D’Lo Brown & Meat
• Chris Jericho Says AEW ‘Crushed’ NXT In The Main Demo This Week
In this week’s Wednesday Night War, AEW Fight For The Fallen drew 788,000 viewers, while WWE NXT drew 631,000 viewers. AEW ended the 3 weeks long winning streak of NXT.
In the main 18-49 demo, AEW scored a 0.29 rating, which was far ahead than NXT’s 0.14 rating.
‘The Demo God’ Chris Jericho took a dig at NXT’s rating in the demo falling so quickly, after doing really good numbers over the past 3 weeks.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) July 16, 2020
He also held on to his previous claims and said that AEW doesn’t care that they drew more overall viewers this week, as they care about the demos only (which they dominated).
“Cool that we won the overall viewers, but advertisers and the network don’t really care. All that matters is we CRUSHED it in THE DEMO! 0.29 to 0.14!
#DemoGod @AEWrestling @wwe”
Cool that we won the overall viewers, but advertisers and the network don’t really care. All that matters is we CRUSHED it in THE DEMO! 0.29 to 0.14!#DemoGod @AEWrestling @wwe https://t.co/IkD59s03a6
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) July 17, 2020
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