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WCW Veteran Fires Back At Dave Meltzer Regarding Viewership For Last Week’s AEW Dynamite

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• WCW Veteran Fires Back At Dave Meltzer Regarding Viewership For Last Week’s AEW Dynamite

Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite had a lot of hype surrounding it, as AEW President Tony Khan announced that he’d reveal the future of the World Title and Trios Title on this episode, due to the backstage fight involving CM Punk and The Elite.

Tony announced that Punk, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks were stripped of their Titles.

New Trios Champions were crowned on the same night, while the tournament to crown the next World Champion began.

This episode drew 1.04 million viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is up from last week’s 1.02 million viewers with a 0.35 rating.

Dave Meltzer tweeted the following about it:

“AEW did 1.035M/0.38. Second to Real Housewives at 0.39. Best 18-49 number in months but like I said, due to circumstances and curiosity, a good number is nice but next week is far more important. Controversy helped some, but not a giant amount so something to learn.”

This led to WCW Veteran Disco Inferno replying:

“The show opened with over 1.2 million viewers but when they realized they were not capitalizing on the Punk drama everyone tuned out and it ended up with 880,000.

Dave Meltzer needs to start being honest instead of promoting narratives. It’s pathetic.”

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 11, 2010) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 2010, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Bastion Booger (Real name: Mike Shaw) at the age of 53 due to a pulmonary embolism.

Before Mike Shaw portrayed the gross but effective character of Bastion Booger in the World Wrestling Federation TV from 1993 to 1994, he had several other gimmicks, including Klondike Mike (territories), Makhan Singh (Calgary Stampede Wrestling), Norman the Lunatic (World Championship Wrestling), Trucker Norm (World Championship Wrestling) & Friar Ferguson (World Wrestling Federation).

Bastion Booger returned one last time during the 15th anniversary special episode of WWE Monday Night RAW in December 2007.


May 9, 1957 – September 11, 2010

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