• Sting’s AEW Debut Is Setting Records
On this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Old School WCW Legend & WWE Hall of Famer Sting made his AEW debut.
He has signed a multi-year contract with All Elite Wrestling.
Sting’s sudden arrival helped in the viewership and ratings for Dynamite increasing.
This week’s Dynamite drew 913,000 viewers and 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demo (a 61.5% increase in ratings from last week). On the other hand, NXT drew 658,000 viewers and 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demo.
The 0.42 18-49 rating is AEW’s best rating of 2020. Here’s what AEW President Tony Khan tweeted about it:
Thank you great fans who made #AEWDynamite Winter Is Coming a huge success for @AEW + @tntdrama! We got our best demo rating of 2020 + a new #AEW Champion @KennyOmegamanX + an indelible memory with Sting’s arrival, + won the night
AEW 913k P2+/543k P18-49
NXT 658k P2+/210k P18-49
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 3, 2020
Not just the ratings, Sting’s arrival has made records in the merchandise department too.
Sting’s new AEW T-Shirt became the most sold T-Shirt in 24 hours on ProWrestlingTees.
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If that’s not enough, Sting’s AEW video from AEW’s official YouTube channel trended at #3 with over 1.5 million views.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 4, 2010) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2010, we lost former Wrestler & WWF/WCW Manager “The Wizard” King Curtis Iaukea (Real name: Curtis Piehau Iaukea III), who passed away at the age of 73.
While he wrestled for the NWA & the WWWF during the 50s, 60s & 70s, most Old School fans will probably remember him as a manager, when he managed Kamala & Sika during his mid-80s World Wrestling Federation stint, and The Dungeon of Doom (in WCW) during the mid-90s.
WCW Superstar Prince Iaukea, who wrestled for them during the Monday Night Wars, was actually named after him.
† REST IN PEACE KING CURTIS IAUKEA
September 15, 1937 – December 4, 2010