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AEW, NJPW put on outstanding show & other takeaways from Forbidden Door

Despite a series of injuries, illnesses and lineup changes that had some referring to the show as “cursed,” New Japan Pro Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling managed to put together a tremendous night of wrestling on June 26 in Chicago. The Forbidden Door show kept a crisp pace and kept a red-hot, sold-out crowd entertained…

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AEW Revolution 2022 Preview & Predictions

The go-home edition of AEW Dynamite took place last night from a familiar place — Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. This can only mean that we are days away from the 2022 edition of the Revolution Pay-Per-View, a show that has a card that can stack up to almost any other great wrestling event in…

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AEW vs. WWE Ratings Report: Dynamite hits 1.1 million viewers but drops in 18–49

The big news: AEW Dynamite hits 1.1 Million Viewers but Drops in 18–49 demo AEW Dynamite had it’s highest audience to date since debuting on TBS at the start of the month but also had it’s second lowest rating in the 18–49 demo. The reason being that the audience skewed much older this week as the biggest…

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Weekend Exit Survey: The Wise Man gets fired

 It was thrilling to only have three wrestling shows this weekend. Mid-late December is generally a down period for pro-wrestling as we close in on the holidays, and sometimes the quality of the shows can reflect that. That’s not at all to say that this was a bad weekend in the ring.  Will Cody…

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AEW Dynamite #104: Remembering Brodie Lee

AEW Dynamite #104 aired from Rochester, New York, the hometown of Jon Huber. It will forever sting that Brodie Lee was supposed to make his All Elite debut in Rochester, but with the worst case of bad timing, COVID-19 prevented it from happening. It was a hero’s welcome that we never got to see. Signs…

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Dynamite #102 Breakdown || Building to Omega vs. Danielson

While it didn’t quite reach the heights of last week’s extraordinarily great episode, this week’s Dynamite was a very good one and succeeded greatly at building next week’s pay-per-view-level supercard at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York. Hits I can’t think of a hotter first few minutes of any episode than CM Punk’s…

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Adam Cole and the Vince McMahon playbook with smaller wrestlers as managers

Last night’s edition of Wrestling Observer Radio featured Dave Meltzer going into detail on one of the creative ideas made to Adam Cole during his meeting with Vince McMahon two weeks ago. Apparently, Cole was offered a main roster position to work in a managerial role for a heel Keith Lee. Cole was also told…

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AEW Dynamite #101: Moxley vs. Suzuki in main event; Danielson, Cole, Soho make Dynamite debuts

Episode 101 looked strong on paper, but that doesn’t necessarily always translate to strong television, and this was more than a strong show. I’d put this up there with the first episode, the New Year’s Day 2020 episode and the Brodie Lee Celebration episode as far as all-timers. This kind of episode is how you…

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The Art of the Surprise – Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole debut at AEW’s All Out

Fight Game Media was in the house on Sunday night at AEW’s All Out. After the show ended, those of us in the building immediately wondered if that was the best live wrestling event we’d ever been to. On our All Out Recap Show, Jeff Hawkins, Paul Fontaine, and Ryan Frederick also had the same…

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AEW and WWE Ratings Report: RAW and Dynamite Ratings Fall With Olympics Over

The big news MTV’s The Challenge debuted and took a bite out of Dynamite ratings, which had been over a million viewers for a month straight. RAW was down as well. As shown last week, wrestling ratings have actually gone slightly up against the Olympics and this year, in particular, there was less interest in the…

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