NXT seemingly had the advantage going into this week ratings battle, with Charlotte Flair making her return to NXT to respond to Rhea Ripley’s challenge from Raw. NXT also had the main event of Tommaso Ciampa, Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne defeating Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly via DQ when Roderick Strong interfered, followed by Velveteen Dream’s return.
AEW Dynamite featured Jon Moxley beating Ortiz and then spiking Santana in the eye with the car key from the Ford GT, and Cody Rhodes taking ten lashes from MJF and Wardlow.
The final ratings saw Dynamite have 928,000 average viewers up 12% from last week, and NXT having 770,000 average viewers up 8.1%.
Both shows were against Donald Trump’s Impeachment and Democratic primaries, so an increase is good, but WWE will likely be disappointed that Charlotte Flair doesn’t seem to be the rating draw they thought she would be.
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