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AEW Ratings Top 900,000 Viewers | Wrestling News Update, March 5, 2020

With the latest ratings for AEW and NXT, Matty Deller brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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NWO TO APPEAR ON SMACKDOWN LIVE

WWE have announced that three members of the nWo are set to appear on SmackDown tomorrow night.

Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean “X-Pac” Waltman will be interviewed by Alexa Bliss on A Moment of Bliss on tomorrow’s show. Nash, Hall, Waltman, and Hulk Hogan are the nWo members who are being inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame.

STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN TO APPEAR ON RAW

WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is set to make his return to WWE television as a part of the March 16th episode of RAW.

The reason for this is that this years 3/16 day falls on a Monday. The WWE Network will also stream a marathon of Austin programming on March 16. It will include a new episode of Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions interview series with Bret Hart appearing as the guest, and WWE shop will be releasing exclusive merchandise.

AEW DYNAMITE TOPS WWE NXT ONCE AGAIN

Last night’s AEW Dynamite averaged 906,000 viewers, up 4.7 percent from last week. Following Revolution, they also was up 16.7 percent in the 18-49 demo, averaging a 0.35 rating.

WWE NXT averaged 718,000 viewers, up 1,000 from last Wednesday and scored an identical 0.23 rating the 18-49 demo.

WHERE WAS LANCE ARCHER ON AEW DYNAMITE?

Many fans were wondering where former New Japan Pro Wrestling star Lance Archer’s debut was, as he was advertised to make his bow on last nights episode of Dynamite

According to Dave Meltzer on Thursday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, the decision was a creative one that resulted in the non-appearance. Hwe went on to say that he didn’t know if it was related to Jake Roberts’ debut and Archer perhaps being his mystery client. 

UPDATES ON KENNY OMEGA AND NICK JACKSON

Kenny Omega and Nick Jackson were not at last nights episode of AEW Dynamite, for differing reasons.

Kenny Omega has a broken pinkie that will not require surgery, but he does need a cast. Nick Jackson is at home as he and his wife await the birth of their third child. He’s not expected on Dynamite until then.

DARBY ALLIN POSSIBLY INJURED

Following last night’s AEW Dynamite, Darby Allin tweeted out that he was “Still waiting to hear back when I can get in that ring. After getting my skull smashed.”. He then tweeted out, “we meet again,” showing video of a hospital waiting room.

During his handicap match against Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara, Allin went for a suicide dive on Jericho, but Jericho landed Judas Effect that caught Allin flush to the side of the head.

TWM will update you with any more news on this potential injury.

TAG TEAM TURMOIL ANNOUNCED FOR SMACKDOWN

On tomorrow night’s SmackDown, a gauntlet match will be part of WWE’s final build to Elimination Chamber.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison, The New Day, The Usos, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, The Lucha House Party, and Heavy Machinery will face off with the final team standing entering the Elimination Chamber last.

PAIGE UNDERGOES EMERGENCY SURGERY

Earlier this week, Paige’s boyfriend Ronnie Radke noted on Twitter that she was forced to undergo emergency surgery in Sacramento, California yesterday to remove an ovarian cyst.

Paige reassured fans on her Twitter account that things all went well, calling it “another small speed bump”.

MJF SWEARS AT CHILD AT AEW SIGNING

Maxwell Jacob Friedman has found himself in some controversy after video surfaced of him flipping off a 7 year old kid at a signing during AEW Revolution weekend at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.

It ended up making TMZ, and the child’s father Tom was asked about his thoughts, saying;

“I tried to laugh it off knowing he’s just in character…but it really upset him. I know that’s his gimmick but he’s only 7 & doesn’t understand.”

Tom also said his son is now being mocked online by fans, and he wants AEW to keep wrestlers in check when meeting younger fans at future events. Cody Rhodes offered Tom free tickets to a future AEW event, and said he will personally come by and say hello during the show. 

JILLIAN HALL WELCOMES BABY DAUGHTER

Congratulations to former WWE Divas Champion Jillian Hall and her husband, who announced on Twitter and Instagram that Violet Elise Farrow was born at 4:57pm on Tuesday, March 3. The baby girl weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces.

Congratulations to the happy family!

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