Shaquille O’Neal labored his first match in AEW as he teamed up with Jade Cargill to beat Cody Rhodes and Pink Velvet in a blended tag staff match on Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT.
Dynamite drew 934,000 viewers and did an zero.33 (425,000 viewers) in 18-49 demographic. The viewership was up whereas the important thing demo was down in comparison with the earlier week.
Dave Meltzer reported within the newest version of the Wrestling Observer Publication that the match did 1.113 million viewers, which is the most important common mach quantity on a head-to-head night time with WWE NXT in additional than a 12 months.
The match passed off within the opening section. As a result of Shaq is a well known NBA Legend, AEW bought lots of mainstream consideration from sports activities radio and early morning discuss reveals the following day. Nevertheless, his match nor the spot the place he went by means of a desk didn’t make it onto SportsCenter nor did it crack the highest 20 Google searches for the day.
Again on the December 9, 2020 version of Dynamite, Shaq did an interview section with Brandi Rhodes and Tony Schiavone To match, that present did 995,000 viewers whereas the section with Shaq did over 1.2 million viewers. The quarter that includes Shaq averaged 1,063,000 viewers and 618,000 viewers in 18-49.