• WWE SmackDown Drew 10 Times More Viewers Than AEW Rampage On Friday
Last Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown (which was the go-home episode for Elimination Chamber 2023) drew 2.38 million viewers with a 0.58 rating in the 18-49 demo.
This is down from previous week’s 2.47 million viewers with a 0.64 rating.
On the other hand, Friday’s AEW Rampage drew 287,000 viewers with 0.07 rating in the 18-49 demo (at the special 7 PM ET timeslot).
This is down from previous week’s 375,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating (at the normal 10 PM ET timeslot).
As you can see, SmackDown drew almost 10 times more viewers than Rampage.
Rampage featured the return of Keith Lee, who saved Dustin Rhodes from Swerve Strickland and his men.
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• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (FEBRUARY 21, 1993) – WCW SUPERBRAWL III
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 21, 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW SuperBrawl III’ LIVE on PPV from the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
This pay-per-view featured the return of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to WCW, after he left the World Wrestling Federation a few weeks earlier.
Here are the results:
The Hollywood Blonds defeated Erik Watts & Marcus Bagwell
2 Cold Scorpio defeated Chris Benoit
Davey Boy Smith defeated Bill Irwin
Falls Count Anywhere: Cactus Jack defeated Paul Orndorff
Non Title: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated The Heavenly Bodies (c)
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Dustin Rhodes (c) defeated Maxx Payne by DQ
NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Barry Windham defeated The Great Muta (c)
White Castle of Fear – Non Title – Strap match: Big Van Vader (c) defeated Sting