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AEW Takes Round One Of The Wednesday Night War
The first ratings numbers are out for AEW Dynamite & NXT going head to head. AEW on TNT won the night, with 1.409 million viewers and ranked #16 overall on the night. NXT had 891,000 viewers on the USA Network, ranking #27 Wednesday night. These numbers are courtesy of WrestlingInc.
WWE actually commented Thursday on AEW’s premiere, courtesy of PWInsider:
“Congratulations to AEW on a successful premiere. The real winners of last night’s head-to-head telecasts of NXT on USA Network and AEW on TNT are the fans, who can expect Wednesday nights to be a competitive and wild ride as this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint.”
ROH Glory By Honor Adds Three Matches
Three more matches have been added to ROH’s Glory By Honor event on October 12 (h/t Fightful). Matches have been announced for the Women of Honor Championship, a battle royale for a ROH Championship later that night, as well as a tag team match. The full card is here:
- 15-man Battle Royale For A ROH Championship Shot Later That Night
- Alex Shelley vs Jonathan Gresham
- Villain Enterprises (Brody King & Flip Gordon) vs Lifeblood (Mark Haskins & Tracy Wiliams)
- The Briscoe Brothers (c) vs Luke & PJ Hawx – ROH Tag Team Championship
- Angelina Love (c) vs Kelly Klein – WOH Championship
- PCO vs Dalton Castle – Final Battle ROH Championship #1 Contendership Semi-Final
- Marty Scurll vs Jay Lethal – Final Battle ROH Championship #1 Contendership Semi-Final
- The Finals of The Final Battle ROH Championship #1 Contendership Tournament
- RUSH (c) vs Battle Royale Winner – ROH Championship
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Kurt Angle’s Brother Indicted
Eric Angle, brother of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, has been indicted for distributing anabolic steroids on the dark web. According to CBS Pittsburgh (h/t WrestlingInc) Eric Angle was one of three men who sold steroids and shipped them through UPS. The drugs were imported from China and paid for using cash or cryptocurrencies. Eric Angle was signed to a WWE developmental deal in the early 2000s, and made a few appearances alongside Kurt on WWE television.