We are back after a hiatus of a week and go through some news and notes from the worlds of MMA and pro-wrestling. In the 2nd hour, we have tried fitting in a ton about the A&E WWE Biographies and some of the Dark Side of the Ring episodes we’ve seen recently. Download/Stream the latestContinue reading “Against The Mat – June 9th, 2021”
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”