The real reason for the big increase in AEW Rampage viewership with the August 12 show has been revealed.
The August 12 episode drew a total of 528,000 viewers, the highest total viewership for AEW Rampage since the April 22 show.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer pointed out that the episode had a big lead-in, with many viewers sticking around after Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“The thing is, they had a giant lead-in. The lead-in, which was Star Wars ‘Last of the Jedi’, was up 58% from last week, so the beginning of the show, the first quarter, was real big. Way, way higher than usual. Which some of it would be the Danielson interview as well, but they started with a giant number as compared to what they’ve been doing the last year, so a lot of that was the lead-in.”
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On the show, Bryan Danielson confronted Daniel Garcia ahead of their 2/3 falls match on the August 17 edition of Dynamite.
Plans for Danielson at the All Out pay-per-view on September 4 have potentially been revealed, which you can read about right here.
Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo also defended their AAA Mixed Tag Team Championship on Rampage, against Dante Martin & Skye Blue.
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