All Elite Wrestling ended up in the eye of the media storm due to a brawl in the post All Out backstage involving CM Punk and the Elite members, namely the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. All parties to the case have been suspended and there are legal proceedings in place to investigate the matter in more detail.
The absence of the four, however, did not weigh on this week's television ratings. As reported by Showbuzz Daily, in fact, Wednesday's episode of Dynamite recorded 1,175,000 spectators with a score of 0.39 in the 18-49 demographic.
A very important result, which has not been seen for over a year, and which continues the positive momentum of the Company: it is in fact a good four weeks that the AEW has registered ratings of over one million spectators.
AEW Dynamite exceeds one million spectators
The excellent result was enthusiastically commented by Tony Khan on social media: "Thanks to you, AEW Dynamite has achieved the largest audience audience of the year. See you for AEW Rampage, the last stop before the Grand Slam.
"Wednesday's episode was characterized by the semi-finals of the tournament valid for the coronation of the new world champion: Jon Moxley beat Sammy Guevara in the opener, while Bryan Danielson beat Chris Jericho by submission in the show's main event.
The two members of the Blackpool Combat Club will then clash at the Grand Slam, a special episode of Dynamite scheduled next Wednesday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. If Danielson were to manage to defeat Jon Moxley he would get his first AEW belt from 2021 to the present.
Mox, on the other hand, could become champion for the fourth time in his career (the first against Kenny Omega in 2020, the last two occurred against Tanahashi and Punk). Also announced for the episode a match between PAC and Orange Cassidy, valid for the All-Atlantic Championship, and an interim AEW Women's Championship Fatal Four Way between Toni Storm, reigning champion, Athena, Britt Baker and Serena Deeb.
Jim Cornette has boldly suggested that WWE may want to pick up AEW star Kenny Omega. "I can see them going after MJF, I can see the WWE being helluva interested in Wardlow [sic]. I can see WWE being completely interested in Powerhouse Hobbs," said Cornette.
"I can even see, okay for the s**ts and giggles let's see if we can get Omega away from them maybe if, you know, either he'll listen to us and make the changes we want him to make because at least he looks like an athlete and maybe some of our guys can get something out of him or we've taken him away from the competition and they don't have him."