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With Cody claiming before the start of AEW's run that they had a year's storylines already planned, I'm kind of hoping Omega's arc is the hyped-up ace failing to meet expectations, complacently assuming after a stellar run on foreign soil that he can swan into titles but coming massively unstuck by his ego and hubris, to eventually reevaluate, reinvent and reverse his fortunes with a steady rise to the main event in the second half of the year. That requires a level of character performance both in ring and out that I wonder if Kenny has the ability or patience for, and if he is booking himself, then I doubt that'll happen, in favour of high energy matches and gimmick entrances at arbitrary points on the card until it's his turn at the top.

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NXT nearly doubled their rating in the 18-49 demographic which is the most impressive aspect of this week's ratings. They still lost but it was close. Last week was 0.33 v 0.18. This week, it was 0.35 v 0.30.

Monday's Raw drew a 0.72 in that same demograph which is close to the combined audience for AEW and NXT which must alarm them.

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6 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

NXT nearly doubled their rating in the 18-49 demographic which is the most impressive aspect of this week's ratings. They still lost but it was close. Last week was 0.33 v 0.18. This week, it was 0.35 v 0.30.

Monday's Raw drew a 0.72 in that same demograph which is close to the combined audience for AEW and NXT which must alarm them.

...but...but... AEW! AEW was doubling NXT in the 18-49 demo!.......

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30 minutes ago, Snitsky's back acne said:

'So the ratings were pretty damn close this week, Dave. NXT came pretty close to beating AEW, right?'

 

You know we can see the point he actually responded to, rather than the one you made up like he was responding to?

In his next couple of tweets, he's also clarified that he was talking weeks previous to now in doubling it (in response to 'USA has been winning all along') and also that the demographic is the same reason that lower-than-expected ratings on Smackdown aren't as bad as people make out because they're doing well with that demographic.

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3 hours ago, FelatioLips said:

What worries me most about Omega is he’s seemingly fixated on Japan and eventually so long after he never meets those standards in AEW he’ll be in deep shit. Look at KENTA for example, or Shinsuke. Kenny is those guys right now and they had moments but never peaked. 
One thing I think he puts way too much credit into his is that bizarre maybe kinda homosexual relationship he has with Ibushi. They’ve mentioned or teased it a few times now but you have to wonder if it ever does happen if it won’t just be the final nail in his coffin. I don’t see how it successfully translates to the AEW audience at all.

They're pretty much teasing that with Jericho and his new twink boyfriend.

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14 minutes ago, Egg Shen said:

how do they even guage what the age of the actual viewers are? 

They have that weird diary system where they ask certain homes to fill in who and what has been watched. It’s pretty outdated 

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Best episode of Dynamite so far for me, by a long way.

- PAC was wonderful. Really great opening match as well, shame about whatever happened at the end.

- Cody’s promo was excellent.

- Jericho’s video was even more excellent. One of my favourite things I’ve seen in wrestling in ages and ages.

- That was the best I’ve seen Riho in AEW so far. The match used her the way she should be - being battered and dominated because she’s tiny but getting shots in when she can.

- Closing brawl was note perfect. Exactly what it should have been going into the PPV. How could you not be excited to find out what happens at Full Gear after that?

Well done, AEW. 

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6 hours ago, Hannibal Scorch said:

They have that weird diary system where they ask certain homes to fill in who and what has been watched. It’s pretty outdated 

They have the technology available for TVs to watch who is watching, but it’ll freak the public out too much for them to release it. I know someone who worked quite high up at Sony, several years ago he told me eventually you’ll be able to rent movies and pay per person. If a new person walks into a room it’ll pause and you’ll have to pay extra to watch. It’ll also be able to log age and gender to show exactly who watches what.

Cant imagine it will be far away at this point 

 

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Bryce Remsburg is a shockingly bad referee.

I used to really rate him a decade plus ago when I was heavily into Chikara, but nowadays he brings down every match he's involved in.  I always find myself focused more on his OTT and exaggerated antics than the wrestlers and he was diabolical during the Trent/Pac match tonight with his officiating.

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Well Full Gear was the best thing since sliced bread.....I had a great time in Washington DC, but Baltimore is an utter dive....also met someone else there who said they were on this forum - some bloke from Leeds who's name escapes me.

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Right, let’s get to it.

Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley at Full Gear was the most disappointing match in as long as I can remember. Two of my favourites set to have a match of the year candidate, and what do they do instead? Have a shitty CZW match straight out of Tournament of Death in the mid 2000s, where about two thirds of the match consisted of them cluelessly looking under ring curtains because they couldn’t find the next gimmick to use. If this was the type of match Mox wanted with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania then no wonder Brock told him to fuck off. They’re lucky Rene Young was losing her mind on Twitter fearing for her husband’s wellbeing because that was about the only dramatic or interesting thing about it.

On the plus side though absolutely everything else about AEW is firing on all cylinders at the moment, Darby Allin is the next Jeff Hardy, MJF is the greatest, Chris Jericho is nothing short of spectacular and that last episode of Dynamite was one of the best pro wrestling TV shows in years.  

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