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AEW’S FIRST AUDIENCE, PUNK IN AEW, ECW IN WWE AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2019-08-06 10:00:00

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I know we are a month out yet, but my question is: What kind of viewership number do you see for AEW's first show on TNT? With their current roster and build to it do you think they can hit 1 million? More? Also what number do you think everyone involved would be happy with out of the gate?

When I see that their Youtube channel has about 360,000 viewers I would think that with TNT promoting the debut show that a million viewers is a possibility.  I am not ready to project a number yet but I think one million should be their goal.

Technically isn’t the baby pinning Maria whenever she lays down?

Only if a referee is there to make the count.

What the heck is the purpose of this Maria and Mike Kanellis storyline?  I personally think it is one of the dumbest things going on Raw.  Where do you think this is headed?  Especially now that the 24/7 title is on Maria.

I would hope it’s headed to Mike getting his set back, but who knows.  It’s there to entertain people.  That is the goal.

Why did Vince bother signing EC3 if he is never going to use him?

That is a truly perplexing question.  Someone saw his talent when they signed him, but I am guessing Vince just doesn’t share that assessment.  Why?  I have no idea.  I think they are completely wasting a great asset in EC3.

Is it possible that all he interviews given by Punk, Cody, Khan saying that CM PUNK isn’t going to AEW and Cody saying he thinks Punk will one day return to WWE is all smoke and mirrors, a redirection making Punk showing up at AEW more of a surprise? 

At this point, it is not misdirection.  And if you think about it, it make no sense to do it.  It would make more sense to just have him appear than to say he won’t show up.  That doesn’t sell anything, PPVs, tickets or whatever.  Maybe they will come to terms down the road but for right now, it’s the truth.  He isn’t coming in to AEW.

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