Jake “The Snake” Roberts made his AEW debut Wednesday on AEW Dynamite.
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AEW Dynamite featured fallout from AEW Revolution as Jake “The Snake” Roberts made his shocking AEW debut. The debut featured one of the better promos you’ll see all year as Roberts teased a “Dark Side” stable and a “client” to take on Cody at a future date.
Many believe that client to be Brodie Lee, formerly known as Luke Harper.
AEW also featured Chris Jericho vow to take a 60-day leave of absence if he was unable to render Jon Moxley too injured to walk on his own power.
Last week’s broadcast of AEW Dynamite garnered 865,000 viewers compared to 717,000 for WWE NXT.
AEW Dynamite Viewership, Last Five Weeks:
- February 26, 2020: 865,000
- February 19, 2020: 893,000
- February 12, 2020: 817,000
- February 5, 2020: 928,000
- January 29, 2020: 828,000
AEW Dynamite Key Competition:
- WWE NXT
- The Masked Singer
AEW Dynamite YouTube Viewership: 1,613,661 views
- Most Views: MOXLEY and JERICHO SHOCKING END TO WEIGH IN (1,103,502 views)
- THE BEST FRIENDS CONTINUE TO CLIMB THE RANKINGS (18,505 views)
Average Ticket Price for AEW Dynamite at the 1stBank Center: $128
AEW Dynamite Results: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Opening Segment Featuring Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho
Jon Moxley said no man in AEW could take the title from his cold, dead hands, but he never said anything about any man in NJPW.
“Even Michael Nakazawa.”
AEW shrewdly concocted a storyline to send Jericho packing for 60 days, but that didn’t stop this crowd from chanting “Fozzy sucks!”
Colt Cabana and SCU def. The Dark Order
I know it was Colt Cabana’s debut and all but having The Dark Order lose to a comedic pinfall takes a little steam off of a stable that has suddenly gotten hot due to these Matt Hardy rumors.
A timeline as to when the Exalted One will be here could pop a serious rating if they ever want to give us one.
Big Swole def. Leva Bates
There’s a small phenomenon developing in AEW where when fans don’t care about either performer in a match being refereed by Aubrey Edwards, they chant for Aubrey.
I was sad to see this match end so quickly because it meant less Britt Baker on commentary.
Cody is Interrupted by Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Jake “The Snake” Roberts said he’s never cried over one match in his carer, and maybe that lack of backstage politicking is why he was never world champion. It was great to see him though.
Roberts announced “The Dark Side” will come to AEW, so AEW got rid of one dark stable they didn’t need (The Nightmare Collective) and will be replacing it with another.
Roberts calling Cody “Caesar” was gold. He walked into the ring a beloved legend and immediately became Heel Jake Roberts circa 1991.
PAC def. Chuck Taylor
Chuck Taylor is an incredible underdog babyface. He has a singles future.
With Jericho on his way out for a while, PAC would be a great candidate to not only challenge Jon Moxley, but beat him. This man is incredible.
“Death Triangle” would be such a great name for a stable if it didn’t make me think of Brett Kavanaugh. I apologize in advance if I confuse the term with the Devil’s Triangle.
Jake Hager def. QT Marshall
Conspicuous by her absence: Jake Hager’s wife.
Jake Hager looked like much more of a dominant monster in this match than he did in his 14-minute, 50/50 match against a 50-year-old, one-armed Dustin Rhodes.
QT Marshall hit one of the least-graceful Phoenix Splashes you’ll ever see.
Hangman Adam Page laying waste to the field in between beer chugs will make it nearly impossible to turn him heel. What a bad ass.
Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara def. Jon Moxley and Darby Allin
Doc Samson must really hate Chris Jericho if he’s working this hard to make sure Moxley can walk far enough to force Jericho into exile.
These fans had to be censored live after chanting “[expletive] you, Sammy!”
Darby Allin tagged himself and it was hilarious.
Chris Jericho is so smart he used internet rumors about his impending departure to make people believe that he was going to leave for 60 days, only to make good on his promise to render Jon Moxley unable to walk. He’s not going anywhere just yet, which is terrible news for NXT.