• WWE Is Satisfying & Growing Their Fanbase More Than AEW Right Now (Details)
Wrestling fans keep taking sides and argue about which company is better – WWE or AEW?
While fans’ opinion on WWE & AEW’s product will differ from person to person, the only thing that can be compared are the numbers that both companies draw.
This may come as a surprise to the AEW fans, but recent WWE shows have been doing way better than AEW’s shows.
Below is what the Wrestling Observer reported:
“The one thing that was really notable to me is the WWE stuff was generally pretty decent. It was up a little bit, most of the shows.
There’s a big one in Houston, very big advance for a TV taping. The (Madison Square) Garden’s up. Most of the shows are up. AEW, most of them are down a little bit, most of the recent ones. The debuts obviously have been huge – the Detroit debut was very strong, obviously Los Angeles debut couldn’t have been better. But the cities that they’re going back to, they are down.
The AEW stuff to me is kinda understandable when most of the top guys are out of action right now. There’s so many injuries, so that’s gonna hurt a little bit. But WWE being up was interesting to me.
Almost across the board, whatever they are doing…another interesting thing about that is they’re up and one of their biggest drawing cards Roman Reigns is not even on these shows other than Nashville (SummerSlam), which is doing pretty well.
Whatever it is, there’s definitely an upswing in interest in the product, for whatever reason. So that was kind of an interesting thing to see.
The ratings of WWE have been up. WWE is on an upswing right now, so they’re doing something right, whatever it is.
Also at the Vegas show on Saturday (Money in the Bank), they did monster merchandise numbers in Vegas. They had a hot crowd as well, but they did monster merchandise numbers. It was blowing people away.
It was like double per head what they did last year at SummerSlam in the same market, which is incredible because when you have those big shows like SummerSlam or WrestleMania, the merchandise sales are way up from a usual show, and this was just a regular pay-per-view compared to a SummerSlam.
So a lot of good news for WWE on the popularity front right now, so they are satisfying and growing their fanbase right now.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 5, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1999’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
1. Juventud Guerrera vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
2. WCW TV Title: Rick Steiner vs. Vampiro
3. Kickboxing Match: Ernest Miller vs. Jerry Flynn
4. Lodi vs. Van Hammer
5. Fit Finlay & Steve Regal vs. Konnan & Rey Mysterio
6. US Title: David Flair vs. Buff Bagwell
7. DDP, Bam Bam Bigelow & Kanyon vs. Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn & Chris Benoit
8. WCW World Title: Kevin Nash vs. Sid Vicious