It would seem that NXT No Mercy significantly harmed AEW Collision, as the go-home show before WrestleDream crashed to an all-time low.
The 30th September 2023 edition of AEW Collision was headlined by an all-star eight-man tag match, seeing Bryan Danielson and Wheeler Yuta team with FTR to take on Aussie Open, Ricky Starks and Big Bill, whilst Zack Sabre Jr., who would be facing ‘The American Dragon’ the following day, sat on commentary.
Other contests on the card included Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho vs. Gates Of Agony, Best Friends vs. The Kingdom, and Andrade El Idolo vs. Juice Robinson.
However, rather than running unopposed by other wrestling, NXT was presenting No Mercy, and it has now been revealed that the numbers would show a significant swing towards the black and gold brand for the night.
AEW Collision Hits Lowest Viewers & Key Demo
A new report from Wrestlenomics has revealed that the most recent edition of AEW Collision was only viewed by 327,000, which would seem to be the lowest figure the show has had in its existence.
Further to that, it also only hit a key P18-49 demographic figure of 0.08 – another all-time low.
Whilst part of this will be down to college football which has been running for the past month, there can be little doubt No Mercy – which was headlined by Becky Lynch retaining the NXT Women’s Championship against Tiffany Stratton whilst Ilja Dragunov captured the NXT Championship – will have had an impact on the numbers.
This did come with some loss for WWE, as Becky Lynch was then not cleared to compete on Monday Night Raw.