• Tony Khan & TNT Issue Statement On AEW Dynamite’s Success
This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite beat WWE RAW in the 18-49 demo ratings (tap here for details).
TNT issued the following statement on Dynamite’s success:
“TNT’s “AEW: DYNAMITE” Draws Its Largest Audience Holding Strong As Wednesday’s #1 Cable Program for Three Straight Weeks
“AEW: Dynamite” on TNT drew in its largest audience last night in P18-49 since launch, making it Wednesday’s #1 cable program for the third straight week. See highlights below:
“AEW: Dynamite” – Week 101 – Wed 8p-10p
681K P18-49 / 183K P18-34 / 1.3M P2+
– Ranked #1 on cable for Wednesday among P18-49 for the third week in a row
– Best P18-49 and total viewer performance for “AEW: Dynamite” since the series premiere
– +40% vs. prior week in P18-49 and +26% in total viewers
Last night’s episode saw the fallout from Sunday’s incredible “AEW All Out” PPV and was the “AEW: Dynamite” debut of both Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole. The legendary Minoru Suzuki challenged Cincinnati hometown hero Jon Moxley, Dustin Rhodes from the Nightmare Family sought revenge on Malakai Black, and ALL OUT Casino Battle Royale winner Ruby Soho made her first “AEW: Dynamite” appearance against Jamie Hayter. Also, CM Punk addressed his historic return to the ring – defeating Darby Allin at ALL OUT.
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league headlined by Kenny Omega, Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, Sting, Hangman Page, Jon Moxley, MJF, Miro, Darby Allin, Dr. Britt Baker, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho, Hikaru Shida, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Christian Cage, Sammy Guevara, Jungle Boy, Ethan Page, Scorpio Sky, Lance Archer, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks, Lucha Bros., and many more. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry.”
AEW President Tony Khan tweeted the following about:
“Thank you to all of you amazing wrestling fans who made #AEWDynamite the #1 show on cable Wednesday for the 3rd straight week + were part of our biggest viewership since our debut! We’re setting new records for tv, ppv, live attendance + merchandise, all thanks to you great fans!”
Thank you to all of you amazing wrestling fans who made #AEWDynamite the #1 show on cable Wednesday for the 3rd straight week + were part of our biggest viewership since our debut! We’re setting new records for tv, ppv, live attendance + merchandise, all thanks to you great fans!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 9, 2021
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 10, 1997) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1997, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Fritz Von Erich (Real name: Jack Adkisson) at the age of 68 due to brain cancer and lung cancer.
Fritz Von Erich was the promoter of the famous Texas based World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) territory and the father of fellow Professional Wrestlers Kevin Von Erich, “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich, David Von Erich, Mike Von Erich & Chris Von Erich.
Only Kevin is still alive today.
In 2009, Fritz and all of his above mentioned sons were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Michael “P.S.” Hayes, a long-time friend of the family.
† REST IN PEACE FRITZ VON ERICH
August 16, 1929 – September 10, 1997