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WWE’s Latest Plan To Increase NXT’s TV Viewership

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 22, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers, Florida and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

1. Ricky Steamboat vs. Chick Donovan

2. The Junkyard Dog vs. Barry O

3. Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. vs. Salvatore Bellomo & David Stoudemire

4. Butch Reed vs. George “The Animal” Steele

• WWE’s Latest Plan To Increase NXT’s TV Viewership

WWE NXT hasn’t been able to beat AEW Dynamite in terms of viewership for many weeks now, but WWE officials hope to change that with the involvement of Women’s Royal Rumble 2020 winner Charlotte Flair in the NXT Women’s Championship picture.

As seen on this week’s episode of NXT, Bianca Belair challenged Charlotte to a match.

According to the Wrestling Observer, Belair vs. Flair is expected to take place on NXT, with WWE officials hoping this would lead to an increase in viewership.

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT, which featured the 1st ever AEW Steel Cage match in the main event, drew 893,000 viewers.

This is up from previous week’s 817,000 viewers.

On the other hand, this week’s episode of WWE NXT on the USA Network, which featured Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong in the main event, drew 794,000 viewers.

This is up from previous week’s 757,000 viewers.

In the Cable Top 150 for the 18-49 demo, AEW ranked #5 while NXT ranked #16. In total viewership, AEW ranked #44 while NXT ranked #56.

Below is the score between AEW & NXT so far in the Wednesday Night War:

AEW: 15

NXT: 3

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