Several AEW stars have taken to social media to react to the promotion’s ratings win over WWE SmackDown this past Friday.
AEW Rampage beat WWE SmackDown in the key 18-49 demo for the shows’ half-hour crossover. The shows in their entirety were level in the demo, but AEW’s 10-11pm timeslot made it more impressive than SmackDown’s 8-10:30pm.
SmackDown’s half-hour featured Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks and the Brock Lesnar/Roman Reigns contract signing, while AEW’s featured CM Punk vs Matt Sydal, and Ruby Soho vs The Bunny.
The Punk vs Sydal match beat Lynch vs Banks with a 0.28 in 18-49 to 0.21, while the Soho vs Bunny match tied the Lesnar/Reigns segment at 0.23. The Soho vs Bunny match actually beat Lesnar/Reigns in male viewers.
Tony Khan had been talking up AEW’s chances of a win in the buildup, while Roman Reigns had been playing AEW down.
You can check out some of the AEW roster’s responses and reactions below:
— Ruby Soho (@realrubysoho) October 18, 2021
Ruby should meet Roman at the club…
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 18, 2021
— The Bunny 🐇 (@AllieWrestling) October 18, 2021
— Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (@RealBrittBaker) October 19, 2021
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) October 18, 2021