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AEW RATINGS UP, NXT RATINGS DOWN EIGHT PERCENT
All Elite Wrestling kept its place as the dominant show on Wednesday nights moving up 16 percent from last week, averaging 957,000 viewers.
NXT on USA Network was down eight percent in total viewers, averaging 750,000 viewers.
AEW beat NXT in every demographic except for persons over 50, which is the case most weeks.
Dynamite’s strongest demo was in the males 18-49 category, with a 0.55 rating, almost doubling NXT’s 0.32.
This comes off the closest ratings battle last week, where only 9,000 viewers separated AEW from NXT.
MIZ TV WITH DANIEL BRYAN ON SMACKDOWN THIS FRIDAY
WWE have announced that Daniel Bryan will appear on Miz TV on tomorrow’s episode of SmackDown.
They have also teased that in addition to responding to The Fiend’s attack, Bryan may also give an answer to Sami Zayn after Zayn has tried to recruit Bryan to join him and Shinsuke Nakamura.
The Fiend attacked Bryan and put him in the Mandible Claw during Sami Zayn’s recruiting pitch on last week’s episode of SmackDown
BAYLEY VS NIKKI CROSS ANNOUNCED FOR SMACKDOWN
Also announced for Friday Night will be SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley facing Nikki Cross once more but in non-title action.
During an exchange on Twitter, Sasha Banks offered Cross the final spot on Team SmackDown at Survivor Series if she can beat the champion tomorrow.
Sasha Banks recently added Lacey Evans to her team, alongside Carmella and Dana Brooke.
RYDER & HAWKINS TO CHALLENGE FOR RAW TAG TITLES
Following a shock win over The O.C. and The Street Profits in a match at the Live Event in Mannheim, Germany; Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins have earned themselves a title opportunity.
Hawkins and Ryder will face The Viking Raiders for the Raw Tag Team Championships next Monday night on Raw.
LADDER MATCH MADE FOR NEXT WEEKS NXT
A ladder Match main event has been announced for next week’s WWE NXT, the final episode before Takeover: WarGames 2019.
NXT Champion Adam Cole will face Dominic Dijakovic in a non-title ladder match, where the winner will give their team the man advantage for War Games next Saturday night.
THREE MATCHES ADVERTISED FOR WWE TLC
The Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota advertised yesterday three huge matches for the upcoming Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view.
- Tables, Ladders and Chairs: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
- Tables, Ladders and Chairs: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka & Kairi Sane defending against Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair
- Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley (w/ Lana)
The Target Center noted that the card is subject to change. TLC is taking place at the Target Center on Sunday, December 15th.
MJF VS ALEXANDER HAMMERSTONE ANNOUNCED FOR OPERA CUP
MLW has announced that MJF will face his Dynasty partner Alexander Hammerstone in the first round of the Opera Cup. Hammerstone is the current MLW Openweight Champion.
TJP vs. Brian Pillman Jr. is the other first-round match announced for this one-night single-elimination tournament being held at MLW’s television tapings at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York on Thursday, December 5th.