– In the current edition of the “AEW Unrestricted” podcast, Tony Khan announced that Derby Allen would win his TNT Championship on “AEW Dynamite” next week against the winner of “AEW Dynamite” in a ladder match of “AEW Revolution”. -PVV will rescue. So far, Cody Rhodes, Scorpio Sky, Penta El Zero M, Lance Archer and Max Coster have been confirmed for the aforementioned ladder match, with another surprise contestant coming out at the pay-per-view on Sunday. It is also perhaps a new addition, but not one that is being advertised as a “big star in the wrestling world” and which will appear for the first time on Sunday.
– Also, in the “AEW Unrestricted” podcast, the AEW president reported that Anthony Bowens is currently absent due to a knee injury. The injury is also the reason his tag team partner Max Coster is currently active as a solo wrestler. It is not known how serious the injury is and how long Bowen will be out.
– Now signed with another talent, Sean Dean, who was able to attract attention to himself on “AEW DARK”. The former US Navy member celebrated his debut for All Elite Wrestling in March 2020 and has been a regular rival for “AEW DARK”. He was allowed to step into the ring twice in “AEW Dynamite”, but it was only a short squash match against Brian Cage and MJF. So far, after a total of 33 matches, he is still waiting for his first win at AEW, but with the signing of the contract, his first success should not be long in coming.
Thank you for your service to the United States, @ ShawnDean773, + Thank you for everything you do @God Helping us thrive through epidemics. Your constant hard work, positivity + credibility has made you so valuable. #AV; Now it is my honor to officially ride on you! pic.twitter.com/SJhRB7MNyz
– Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) March 5, 2021
– February 19 saw the first airing of “AEW Dynamite # 70” on British television on ITV4 with 145,000 viewers (last week: 124,000 viewers). The show did not run until 11:20 pm UK time that week, making the results particularly impressive. For comparison, WWE viewership on BTSports (Live & DVR): RAW clocked 44,900 viewers on 15 February, NXT on 35 February on 35 February, and 50,500 on SmackDown on 19 February.
In Canada on TNS2, approximately 88,100 viewers entered “AEW Dynamite” on March 3 (42,300 of them in Canada’s main target group P25-54). However, the show ran on TSN1 at the same time, although no viewership is known. At the same time, the current NXT version was watched by 48,000 viewers on SportsNet 360. The change from Friday evening to Wednesday evening has not been good for NXT and viewership has declined as it aired on Wednesday as AEW. For comparison: On 26 February SmackDown saw 164,300 viewers (96,100 in P25-54), on 1 March RAW saw 218,000 (122,700 in P25-54).