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Tony Khan Defends AEW Rampage’s Declining Viewership & Ratings

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• Tony Khan Defends AEW Rampage’s Declining Viewership & Ratings

During a media call before the All Out 2022 pay-per-view, AEW President Tony Khan was asked to comment on the continuous decline in AEW Rampage’s viewership & 18-49 demo ratings.

Khan claimed that despite the fall in numbers, Rampage is one of the top two cable TV shows for the last 13 weeks and that Rampage was the top rated show for 9 or 10 of those weeks.

Tony later added that multiple top AEW wrestlers being out of action with injuries hurt Rampage:

“A lot of the biggest stars in AEW have been out. These are all people that have had some of the highest rated and most important matches in the history of Rampage.

I really had to put them on Dynamite every single week. And almost every week — week in, week out — you could count on seeing (Jon) Moxley and (Chris) Jericho and the people who were in AEW on a weekly basis.”

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• On This Day In WWE History (September 5, 2002) – WWE SmackDown!

On this day in 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.

This episode was pre-taped from the Resch Center Arena in Green Bay, Wisconsin and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE UNFORGIVEN 2002’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. Rey Mysterio vs. Billy Gunn

2. Jamie Knoble vs. Shannon Moore

3. Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton

4. Mark Henry vs. Tajiri

5. Batista vs. D-Von Dudley

6. Hardcore Holly vs. Matt Hardy

7. Crash Holly vs. Hurricane Helms

8. The Undertaker, Edge & Rikishi vs. Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit & Eddie Guererro

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