Raquel Gonzalez defeated Io Shirai for the WWE NXT Women's Championship. Credit: WWE.com
WWE NXT of the Wednesday Night War, defeating an AEW Dynamite 768,000 to 688,000 as NXT broadcast TakeOver: Stand and Deliver during the week of WrestleMania.
NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver was a phenomenal, flawless show that deserved victory, and WWE will leave a one-sided warWednesday night with a great taste in her mouth as she prepares for debuts Tuesdays from April 13th.
AEW Dy namite of 688,000, down 1.7% from 700,000 last week but still good enough for No.5 in demo 18-34. Still, this is AEW's lowest number since January 6, which was also the last time AEW Dynamite's viewership dropped below 700,000.
WWE NXT , which placed, garnered 768,000 viewers, up 17.4% from 654,000 viewers last week.
WWE NXT vs. AEW Dynamite Ranking: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- AEW Dynamite total audience— 688,000
- AEW Dynamite ranking in demo 18-49 - .28
- Total WWE NXT Audience— 768,000
- WWE NXT Ranking in Demo 18-49— .22
WWE NXT released a loaded pay-per-see show that dubbed its version of WrestleMania, with Night 2 upgraded to the air tonight. Despite an AEW appearance announced by Mike Tyson, and even in the midst of another Young Bucks "maybe, maybe not," viewers were clearly more connected to NXT's wrestling show. with matches that have accumulated over weeks, if not months.
NXT viewership numbers will increase on Tuesday nights with no more head-to-head competition against AEW, and while the same can be said for AEW, the promotion has struggled these days. lately
As professional wrestling closesThis Wednesday Night War chapter and move on, both shows are much more likely to avoid hot bookings without having to worry about sabotaging themselves, but the NXT-AEW bond will persist among professional wrestlers. passionate fanbase indefinitely.