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WWE Cancels New Plan After NXT Beats AEW Dynamite In Ratings

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 26, 1993) – WWF All American Wrestling

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.

It featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1994’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

Comments Bret Hart & Owen Hart reunited (Superstars 12/25/93)

Owen Hart vs. Paul Vendale (Challenge 12/26/93)

Vince McMahon interviews Quebecers & Johnny Polo (via video link)

Steiner Brothers vs. Mike Bell & Executioner (Challenge 12/26/93)

Kwang promo

Tatanka vs. Ludvig Borga (Raw 12/20/93)

All American Exclusive: Alundra Blayze vs. Heidi Lee Morgan – Women’s Championship Tournament Final (Poughkeepsie, NY 12/13/93)

Undertaker & Paul Bearer promo in workshop

IRS vs. Ralph Mosca (Superstars 12/25/93)

Bret Hart promo

• WWE Cancels New Plan After NXT Beats AEW Dynamite In Ratings

Last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT, which featured AEW World Champion Chris Jericho vs. Jungle Boy, drew 683,000 viewers.

This is down from previous week’s 778,000 viewers.

On the other hand, last week’s episode of WWE NXT on USA Network, which featured two title matches, drew 795,000 viewers.

This is up from previous week’s 778,000 viewers.

So NXT beat AEW with over 100,000 viewers last week. It should be noted that NXT also beat AEW in the young and adult demographics.

With that being said, the Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE officials are no longer planning to move NXT out of the Full Sail Arena as they have managed to beat AEW in ratings quite a few times now.

At first, they felt going out to new arenas would help give NXT a new feel, but WWE officials don’t think it’s needed anymore:

“They’re pretty much committed to Full Sail through March. You know they were gonna — there was talk of going out in January, but now that they’re not losing in the ratings and it’s not an embarrassment, they don’t need to move.

If it becomes an embarrassment that’s a different story. Vince doesn’t like to lose.

Right now they’re not blaming the venue because they’re doing okay.”

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