• Tony Khan Comments On Blood & Guts Drawing 1.1 Million Viewers
On last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, the Blood & Guts match took place.
For those who don’t know, it was AEW’s version of the War Games match.
Claudio Castagnoli, Interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley, ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz defeated The Jericho Appreciation Society in this match.
AEW President Tony Khan appeared on the Battleground podcast and said the following about this match:
“It was a great match. There are some differences [between War Games and Blood & Guts].
There’s no coin toss involved in Blood & Guts. It’s typically done through a match or a contract that we agree to how we end up at the man advantage.
We also have two doors, so you don’t have the two teams having to stand anywhere near each other. You can completely separate these two teams that want to rip each other’s heads off in the Blood & Guts Match.
The cage is designed differently, and also this year, it was 6 on 6. So there were more wrestlers involved. The Blood & Guts Match we had was just tremendous, it was one of the best matches we’ve ever had on TV in AEW.
It was a huge success being the No. 1 show on cable, and that match in particular, there were over 1.1 million viewers watching throughout the match on average.
It really peaked with a huge audience at the end for an exciting conclusion. Some of the top stars in wrestling made their way to the top of the cage and it got absolutely crazy by that point.
It was a great hour of television. The match actually was the entire second hour of the show and it definitely held the audience’s interest.
It was the peak of the No. 1 on cable on Wednesday and we continue to get these great ratings thanks to the support of the fans.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 4, 1994) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Westchester County Civic Center in White Plains, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1994’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Tatanka vs. Jeff Jarrett
2. Jim Neidhart vs. Gary Scott
3. Duke Droese vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
4. Fake Undertaker vs. Mike Bell