• WWF Legend Takes Credit For AEW Fyter Fest Drawing More Than 1 Million Viewers
This week’s AEW Dynamite’s special episode of Fyter Fest (Night 1 – tap here for complete results) drew 1.025 million viewers on TNT, which is up from last week’s 871,000 viewers.
This week’s episode drew a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is up from last week’s 0.33 rating.
Old School WWF Tag Team Legend Matt Hardy took credit for this increase in viewership & ratings on Twitter. Matt lost to fellow WWF Legend Christian via pinfall after 13 minutes on this episode.
Here’s what the former 10-time WWF/E Tag Team Champion tweeted:
“You’re welcome, @AEW & #AEW fans (and Christian Cage)! Big Money Matt shall now take a bow.”
Big Money Matt isn’t afraid to go head to head against the NBA finals! pic.twitter.com/wEMUeOBOC7
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) July 16, 2021
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 16, 2000) – ECW Heat Wave 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 16, 2000, Extreme Championship Wrestling aired ‘ECW Heat Wave 2000’ LIVE on PPV from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
This was the final ECW Heat Wave event the company produced before they went bankrupt a little over 6 months later.
The thing most people remember this pay-per-view for, was the rival hardcore-wrestling promotion XPW (Xtreme Pro Wrestling) having ringside seats, which they got from their promoter Rob Black who sent his wrestlers to invade ECW’s PPV, since he felt L.A. was his territory and at that point in time it kinda was.
The XPW invasion was seen on PPV right before the main event when the entire ECW locker room ran out to confront the XPW guys, which resulted in the invaders ultimately being removed from the building by security.
The real life XPW vs. ECW parking lot brawl that followed wasn’t shown on PPV though and wasn’t taped either, so unfortunately no footage of the fight exists.
Below are the results from this PPV:
Sal E. Graziano defeated Balls Mahoney
Kid Kash, Danny Doring & Roadkill defeated Simon Diamond, C.W. Anderson & Johnny Swinger
Jerry Lynn defeated Steve Corino
Chris Chetti & Nova defeated Da Baldies
Four-Way: Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Mikey Whipwreck, Little Guido and Psycosis
ECW World Television Championship: Rhino (c) defeated The Sandman
Rob Van Dam defeated Scotty Anton
Stairway to Hell – ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Justin Credible (c) defeated Tommy Dreamer