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NXT Tops AEW In Ratings, Loses 18-49 Demo
For the first time since Dynamite’s debut, NXT beat AEW in the ratings. Both shows were strong, with NXT at 916,000 and Dynamite at 893,000 (h/t CagesideSeats). The win for NXT does come with an odd caveat: they managed to lose the 18-49 year old demographic. AEW scored a 0.39 in that demo, while NXT hit a 0.30 in the same demo. NXT won by dominating the over-50 demographic, 0.50 to 0.29.
ACH No Longer With WWE
The saga of ACH (f.k.a. Jordan Myles in NXT) has its latest development. According to Sean Ross of Fightful, ACH is no longer with NXT.
A WWE rep sent Fightful confirmation that Jordan Myles is no longer under contract
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) November 21, 2019
ACH, real name Albert Hardie Jr, announced on November 13th that he was quitting WWE in a live video on Twitter. He has since posted tweets about independent dates, including some this weekend. ACH has quickly adjusted to life on the independent scene.
— HeavyMetalWrestling (@HeavyMetalPro) November 21, 2019
Kelly Klein Fired From ROH
Ring of Honor terminated their contract with Women of Honor Champion Kelly Klein on Tuesday in a way that is not going over well with fans. According to Klein’s husband BJ Whitmer, Klein was fired via email while out with a concussion.
Now that the cat is out of the bag. Yes, my wife @RealKellyKlein was fired by @ringofhonor COO Joe Koff, via email Tuesday evening. Not a phone call, an EMAIL. Kelly is still very much suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome and was fired while still injured. https://t.co/0Otra5aq4j
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— BJ Whitmer (@BJ_Whitmer) November 21, 2019
Ring of Honor issued a statement to PWInsider about the situation. The statement was promptly torn apart by Joey Mercury, who has been critical of ROH since being fired earlier this month.
RoH isn’t a person. “We” isn’t a person. Personal issue= Kelly thought talent was treated like shit. “They” is Kelly & me(?). “It” is Greg’s lack of management. “No comment on title”. Goddamn you heard it here first!! That grammar is college level. Must be greggimz pic.twitter.com/aLkfiZ6Mot
— mercury in retrograde (@JOEYnRetrograde) November 22, 2019
NXT UK Results:
When they aren’t busy invading Raw or SmackDown, NXT UK continues to be an enjoyable hour of wrestling every Thursday. It included a debut from Ridge Holland that impressed many. Full results from Thursday are here:
- Trent Seven def. Kona Reeves
- A-Kid def. Jack Starz
- Ridge Holland def. Oliver Carter
- Alexander Wolfe def. Ilja Dragunov
Grizzled Young Veterans also cut a solid promo on the show demanding a NXT UK Tag Title shot at TakeOver: Blackpool II. No word yet on if they’ll get it or not, but they sure would have a heck of a match with Gallus.
— WWE (@WWE) November 21, 2019
One for the Road:
WWE’s fourth brand – The Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis really gave him a Sweet Chin Music 🦶
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) November 21, 2019