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Updated Ratings Show Viewer Tie Between NXT and AEW Dynamite

Updated Ratings Show Viewer Tie Between NXT and AEW Dynamite

Bad news for wrestling journalists who can only perform sexually when NXT defeats AEW in the ratings: last week's big viewership win for NXT over AEW Dynamite has been changed to a tie Updated numbers now put Dynamite and NXT both at 712,000 overall viewers, which means that, since Dynamite did significantly better with viewers[...]

Braun Strowman Out of WWE Action with Knee Injury: Report

Braun Strowman Out of WWE Action with Knee Injury: Report

If you were wondering why Braun Strowman suddenly attacked WWE official Adam Pearce on WWE Raw last Monday, effectively eliminating himself from contention for the WWE Championship. According to dirt sheet mogul Dave Meltzer, the reason for Strowman's behavior was to give him an in-storyline reason to take time off because he's apparently suffering from […]

Dave Bautista Claims Donald Trump Wore Diaper at WrestleMania Match

Dave Bautista Claims Donald Trump Wore Diaper at WrestleMania Match

Former WWE wrestler and Hollywood megastar Dave Bautista has long feuded with fellow WWE Hall-of-Famer President Donald Trump, but Bautista took that feud to a new level recently when he attacked the president for his WrestleMania ring gear. Unlike Bautista, who is known for wearing trunks while he wrestles, President Trump wore a full suit […]

Takeover WarGames: Updated Card Following Last Nights WWE NXT

Takeover WarGames: Updated Card Following Last Night's WWE NXT

On last night's episode of WWE NXT, the card for the upcoming NXT Takeover WarGames card began to solidify The PPV takes place in two weeks on December 6th, and it looks to feature two WarGames matches, one for the men and one for the women In addition, there's a North American Championship triple threat[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 Why Toni Storm Why Plus: Thatch as Thatch Cant

WWE NXT Recap – Why, Toni Storm, Why?! Plus: Thatch as Thatch Can't

On WWE NXT this week, Toni Storm joins a War Games team.. but whose?! Plus: Timothy Thatcher has a bad day.I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars edition, covering AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT It's the day before Thanksgiving, but the struggle for ratings dominance doesn't take a holiday, and neither[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 Lines Have Been Drawn for NXT Takeover War Games

WWE NXT Recap – Lines Have Been Drawn for NXT Takeover War Games

On WWE NXT this week, Cameron Grimes gets attached to Dexter Lumis Plus: the end of an Undisputed Era? Read all about it here!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars edition, covering AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT It's the day before Thanksgiving, but the struggle for ratings dominance doesn't take a[...]

Ratings: AEW Dynamite Returns to Top 10 WWE NXT Still Outside Top 50

Ratings: AEW Dynamite Returns to Top 10, WWE NXT Still Outside Top 50

The Wednesday night ratings are in, and it looks like another big loss for WWE NXT Despite North American and Women's Championship matches, NXT gained just 6,000 viewers over last week Dynamite, on the other hand, topped 800,000 viewers and rebounded from an election-related slump that's affected both shows over the past several weeks.[caption id="attachment_1245845"[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley Lay it All on the Line

WWE NXT Recap – Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley Lay it All on the Line

On WWE NXT this week, Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley have the match of the night, Tomasso Ciampa makes a face turn, and Finn Balor brings back Undisputed Era.I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition I used to write about comics, but comics basically imploded, so now I'm doing this[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 Why Doesnt Leon Ruff Have a Dog Gimmick

WWE NXT Recap – Why Doesn't Leon Ruff Have a Dog Gimmick?

On WWE NXT this week, Leon Ruff proves he's not a joke, Arturo Ruas goes from Underground to buried, and Shotzi Blackheart declares war!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition I used to write about comics, but comics basically imploded, so now I'm doing this They're not that different, really[...]

AEW Dynamite Destroys NXT Amidst Cable News Ratings Dominance

AEW Dynamite Destroys NXT Amidst Cable News Ratings Dominance

AEW Dynamite blew away NXT in the Wednesday night ratings this week, coming in at seventeenth place in the rankings while NXT landed outside the top fifty cable shows The television landscape still hasn't returned to normal post-election, with cable news continuing to draw big ratings thanks as anxiety over whether WWE Hall-of-Famer President Donald[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 Better Luck Next Time Breezango

WWE NXT Recap – Better Luck Next Time, Breezango

This week, on WWE NXT, Cameron Grimes gets revenge on Dexter Lumis, and Pat McAfee's reign of terror over NXT continues Read all about it here!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition, covering AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT Except, thanks to YouTube TV, I've had to pay $5 to watch[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 The Leon Ruff Era of NXT Has Begun

WWE NXT Recap – The Leon Ruff Era of NXT Has Begun

On WWE NXT this week, Leon Ruff proves the Gargano Curse is still a thing, while Candice LeRea gets a leg up on Toni Storm Santos Escobar defends his title too! Read all about it right here!I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition, covering AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT[...]

Matches Set for Next Weeks AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT

Matches Set for Next Week's AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT

Another Wednesday Night has come and gone, and soon enough, we will find out who won the ratings battle between AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT But before the dust settles on that -- and let me tell you, The Chadster is really pulling for NXT this time -- last night's shows did reveal a little[...]

Raw Ratings Rebound in Joe Bidens America

Raw Ratings Rebound in Joe Biden's America

After scoring its lowest viewership since the launch of the Thunderdome for last week's pre-election episode, WWE Raw has come back to draw more viewers now that Joe Biden has convincingly won the electoral college in a landslide victory. Like the stock market, Raw viewers appear bullish on the wrestling economy now that WWE Hall-of-Famer […]

This Weeks Most Important Contest Decided: AEW Dynamite Beats NXT

This Week's Most Important Contest Decided: AEW Dynamite Beats NXT

AEW Dynamite defeated WWE NXT in ratings and viewership on a Wednesday night dominated by election coverage Most of the attention this week has been focused on who will be the next president of the United States, Donald Trump or Joe Biden, but equally if not more important is which pro wrestling show was more[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 Candice LeRea Somehow Botches a Humvee Spot

WWE NXT Recap – Candice LeRea Somehow Botches a Humvee Spot

On WWE NXT this week, Candice LeRea's humvee nearly jobs to a toy tank! Plus: Toni Storm returns to the ring! I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition, covering the most important contest that will be decided in the country this week: AEW Dynamite vs WWE NXT! Here's how it[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 Pat McAfee: Best Thing to Happen to WWE in Years

WWE NXT Recap – Pat McAfee: Best Thing to Happen to WWE in Years?

On WWE NXT this week, Pat McAfee declares NXT's new world order, brother! Plus: Drake Maverick and Killian Dane get in sync I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition, covering the most important contest that will be decided in the country this week: AEW Dynamite vs WWE NXT! Here's how[...]

WWE NXT Recap &#8211 Will the Real KUSHIDA Please Stand Up

WWE NXT Recap – Will the Real KUSHIDA Please Stand Up?

On WWE NXT this week, NXT finally sees the "real" KUSHIDA Plus: Cameron Grimes has PTSD from last week's Haunted House of Horrors match I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition, covering the most important contest that will be decided in the country this week: AEW Dynamite vs WWE NXT![...]

Raw Draws Lowest Viewership of Thunderdome Era Lowest 3rd Hour Ever

Raw Draws Lowest Viewership of Thunderdome Era, Lowest 3rd Hour Ever

The most important contest happening this week hasn't yet been decided and won't be until we get the Wednesday night ratings and learn whether NXT beat AEW Dynamite The second-most important contest is taking place tonight with the U.S presidential election But in the third most important contest of the week, the good guys lost[...]

Has Vince McMahon Given Up on NXT Ever Beating AEW

Has Vince McMahon Given Up on NXT Ever Beating AEW?

A little over a year ago, WWE moved NXT to the USA Network and expanded it to two hours with one purpose in mind: destroying upstart wrestling league AEW and their new show on TNT, Dynamite It's impossible to know what WWE was thinking before the shows first went head-to-head, but after the first episode[...]