AEW TOPS 900K VIEWERS
AEW Dynamite topped 900,000 views for the first time this week, grabbing 928,000 viewers last night. This is up 25% from last week.
NXT averaged 770,000 viewers, which was up eight percent from last Wednesday.
AEW Dynamite dropped to 11th in the 18-49 demo with a 0.36 rating, up six percent from last week. This was likely due to coverage of the impeachment hearings and Democratic primaries dominating the cable news ratings. In that same demo, the episode drew a 0.22 rating. That number was even with last week.
WWE RELEASES 2019 Q4 AND 2019 FULL YEAR EARNINGS REPORT
World Wrestling Entertainment released their fourth-quarter earnings report for 2019 and their full year report. Click here for the full story.
VINCE MCMAHON PLANNING BIG CHANGES FOR WWE NETWORK?
On Thursday’s investor’s conference call, WWE chairman Vince McMahon said the company has had advanced talks with major OTT players about changes to the WWE Network that he described as ‘transformative’.
He also said that this could mean a significant revenue increase for the company. Those changes could possibly be content rights with marquee events like WrestleMania and the Royal Rumble or perhaps a different distribution model for the WWE Network altogether.
McMahon went on to say that if any changes are made, it will happen this quarter.
TOMASSO CIAMPA POSSIBLY SUFFERS INJURY
According to correspondents in attendance that got in touch with WrestlingInc, Tommaso Ciampa may have suffered an injury during last night’s WWE NXT episode.
Ciampa appeared to be suffering from some sort of knee or leg injury before the six-man main event. A correspondent at last night’s show noted that Ciampa was checked out by a WWE doctor at ringside. Dunne also kept checking on him while they were on the apron together. Another correspondent believed that Ciampa was injured before the main event action got going.
There has been no official confirmation, so hopefully, Ciampa will be okay for TakeOver: Portland.
TWO BIG TITLE MATCHES ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT WEEK’S DYNAMITE
On next weeks episode of Dynamite, AEW tag team champions Kenny Omega and Hangman Page will defend their titles against SCU in a rematch from the January 22nd where Omega and Hangman won the gold.
In another championship rematch, AEW women’s champion Riho will defend against Nyla Rose. This was set up this week when Rose attacked Riho and put her through a table. Riho actually defeated Nyla Rose to win the AEW Women’s Title.
In addition, a tag team battle royal to determine the next contenders to the AEW Tag Team Champions on February 19th and on the 26th of February edition, PAC will face Kenny Omega in a 30-minute iron man match.
ROH SIX-MAN TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH MADE FOR SUPERCARD OF HONOR
Ring of Honor have announced a big ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles at the upcoming Supercard of Honor XIV event.
This will see champions Mexisquad (Bandido, Flamita, Rey Horus) defend the gold against The Amazing Red, Will Ospreay and Rocky Romero.
ROH Supercard of Honor XIV will take place on Saturday, April 4th from the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida.
QUACKENBUSH AND JIGSAW ANNOUNCED FOR DTTI 2020
CHIKARA legends Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw have been announced as the fourth team for Fight Club Pro’s Dream Tag Team Invitational 2020.
They will join current IMPACT Tag Team Champions The North, Fight Club Pro Tag Team Champions Moustache Mountain and the duo of Amazing Red and Low-Ki.
This years tournament takes place from Friday the 10th to Sunday the 12th of April in Watford, Birmingham and Manchester respectively.