So that Dynamite demo butt kicking you predicted this week didn't go so well huh? It's been very quiet on the Metzler front, no victory laps on the blog. Look, they put on a great show, Omega vs BD match was awesome, although not the greatest TV match ever seen which the AEW Stans are trying to claim it was. And good for them, even if clearly they didn't get the demo results they hoped for. But now that we know the ratings are they a disappointment, which Uncle Dave said it would be if they didn't beat the Raw demo?
Also since it's been such a big topic the past week, I just don't understand why when AEW and WWE gives us huge matches on free TV it's LOL WWE and OMG AEW for hotshotting? Like isn't the whole point of ratings to pop them? Money in the bank briefcase is literally a tool from them to pop a rating at any moment with a championship match. Why would they use it anywhere else but on TV, they don't care about PPV buys since they have the network. If anything AEW has the most to lose since PPV revenue is so big for them.
And much as AEW Stans want to say they hotshotted Roman onto Raw promotional ads for this past Monday proved it was the plan for over month with half the roster gone on UK tour. I am surprised they actually made a story about it rather than just having him show up. AEW has been living off hotshotting their whole run, from Mox vs Omega, Blood and Guts, and multiple other examples. And that's fine because again TV money is what is keeping both companies alive. But at least for AEW at some point they are going to need to pop a rating without relying on a PPV match or debut. CM punk bump is gone, I can't see BD drawing bigger than the Omega match, maybe a Bray debut gets them another strong week but long term what gets their viewership even or above Raw? Obviously it's not the Omega championship run and clearly they didn't have faith in Hangman. Cole is great but he aint gonna do it, ditto for Darby and MJF. What's gonna get AEW over the hump, or are you less confident that happens now?