Drew & Ryan are back today with a Web Exclusive podcast to chat all about the WWE releases from yesterday, some AEW, a little bit of politics, and of course, the one and only GOAT of ring announcers – THE FINK. RIP.
The Walt Disney Company CEO & Chairman Robert Iger announced on Tuesday that the January 18th UFC 246 PPV headlined by Conor McGregor & Donald Cerrone generated 1 million streaming PPV buys via ESPN+. This would beat the previous streaming buys record of 814,000 for the Logan Paul/KSI celebrity boxing match. It’s worth noting thatContinue reading “Conor McGregor Sets Record”
AEW scored another victory in the so-called “Wednesday Night Wars” with Dynamite scoring an impressive 928,000 viewers compared to NXT’s 770,000. With news coverage of the Impeachment vote and Democratic primaries dominating television, AEW finished tied for 10th on the night in the 18-49 demo with a 0.36 rating. NXT, on the other hand, finishedContinue reading “Wednesday Night Ratings”
WWE posted a trailer for its WWE Network produced documentary series about the company’s “Ruthless Aggression” era. You can check out the trailer below, which features the likes of John Cena, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Bruce Prichard, Brian Gewirtz, and others.
During today’s Q4 earnings call, WWE CEO & Chairman Vince McMahon announced that the company is considering making big changes to the company’s OTT streaming service. McMahon said the company could see a significant revenue increase should they go forward with the potential plan, which he called “transformative.” No details were disclosed other than theContinue reading “WWE Considering Major Changes to WWE Network”
According to their website (https://www.tsn.ca), Bell Media’s TSN will air XFL football beginning with kickoff this weekend. The first two games of the new spring-league relaunch will feature the Seattle Dragons visiting the DC Defenders, followed by the Los Angeles Wildcats traveling to Houston to play the Roughnecks. TSN 3 will air both as partContinue reading “TSN To Air XFL Football In Canada”
Major League Wrestling issued the following press release to Against The Mat this morning: THE GATE TO THE AMERICAS HAS BEEN OPENED.KOBE, JAPAN / NEW YORK — Major League Wrestling and Dragon Gate Pro-Wrestling of Japan today announced the formation of a strategic alliance. MLW and Dragon Gate Pro-Wrestling will fuse forces to launch a new collaboration focused onContinue reading “Major League Wrestling/Dragon Gate Announce Formal Alliance”
According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, the man formerly known as Luke Harper will be making his All Elite Wrestling debut this March. According to the report the plan is for Harper (Jonathan Huber, 40) to start up on March 18th at the Dynamite show in his hometown of Rochester, NY. The reportContinue reading “Report: Luke Harper’s AEW Debut Date”
After ROH and Destination America announced their television deal yesterday, there were questions abound pertaining to Samoa Joe and his ability/inability to work subsequent ROH television tapings. Against the Mat reached out to ROH COO Joe Koff for comment earlier today, and received the following response: “As far as we are concerned all will goContinue reading “Samoa Joe/ROH Update”
Former WWE champion Brock Lesnar will be returning to television a bit earlier than expected. It was announced via the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse Twitter page that Brock Lesnar will return on the June 22 Raw from Indianapolis. He’s also scheduled to appear at the July 19th Battleground PPV.