Regardless of having an attention-grabbing line-up and loads of promotion, AEW wasn’t ready to attract in a bigger viewers forward of this Sunday’s WrestleDream occasion.
Final week’s episode, which was the Grand Slam episode and featured a number of title matches, drew 984,000 viewers, the third-highest quantity all 12 months.
Nonetheless, the corporate wasn’t in a position to obtain related numbers once more. Based on Dave Scherer of PWInsider, the September 27th version of Dynamite solely managed to attract 855,000 viewers.
That is the bottom viewership for Dynamite for the reason that August 9th episode, which was main-evented by a Ladies’s World Title match between Hikaru Shida and Anna Jay.
AEW getting ready for vital present at WrestleDream
The September 27th version of Dynamite was constructed round each the fallout from final week’s Grand Slam episode and the construct in direction of WrestleDream on October 1st.
WrestleDream is being promoted as a tribute present to Antonio Inoki, the late founding father of New Japan Professional-Wrestling, who handed away one 12 months in the past on October 1, 2022.
NJPW has been one among AEW’s strongest and most distinguished enterprise companions since its inception and its wrestlers have labored carefully with AEW for years now.
Ten matches have been introduced for WrestleDream, with essentially the most distinguished being a “dream match” between AEW’s Bryan Danielson and NJPW’s Zack Sabre Jr., two males identified the world over for his or her technical mat wrestling abilities.
An important adjustments to WrestleDream’s card following this week’s Dynamite has to do with MJF, who was initially scheduled to workforce with Adam Cole in opposition to the ROH duo of Vincent and Dutch.
Nonetheless, following Cole injuring his ankle, that match is now a handicap match as MJF will tackle each Vincent and Dutch alone.
One other one issues the AEW Worldwide title, which modified fingers all of the sudden and unexpectedly at Grand Slam final week attributable to an improvised end following a botch involving Fenix, Jon Moxley, and referee Rick Knox.
Following that shock title change, the originally-planned match between Moxley and a non-AEW wrestler was taken off the present.
It is usually closely rumored that Adam “Edge” Copeland may seem on the present as he’s not beneath WWE contract along with his present deal expiring on Saturday September 30th.