• Ric Flair Reacts To AEW Dynamite Drawing Its Lowest Viewership In Almost A Year
This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, which featured Mercedes Martinez defeating Deonna Purrazzo to become the Undisputed ROH Women’s Champion in the main event, drew 833,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demo.
This is down from last week’s 921,000 viewers with a 0.33 rating.
This was Dynamite’s lowest viewership since the May 19, 2021 episode.
2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair tweeted the following about it:
“Oh My! Someone Needs Some Help Getting A Rating! WOOOOO! #RatingsKing”
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) May 5, 2022
As we have noted before, Flair was scheduled to make his debut in All Elite Wrestling last year, but the heat from the Plane Ride From Hell episode of Dark Side Of The Ring resulted in those plans being canceled.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 7, 1989) – NWA WRESTLEWAR 1989
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 7, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA WrestleWar 1989’ LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This pay-per-view event also featured a small concert by the country music band ‘The Oak Ridge Boys’.
Here are the results:
The Great Muta defeated Doug Gilbert
Butch Reed defeated Ranger Ross
Bullrope match: Dick Murdoch defeated Bob Orton Jr.
Dynamic Dudes defeated The Samoan SWAT Team
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Michael Hayes defeated Lex Luger (c)
NWA World Television Championship: Sting (c) defeated The Iron Sheik
NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat (c)
NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors defeated The Varsity Club (c) by DQ
NWA United States Tag Team Championship: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner (c) defeated TheVarsity Club