AEW Collision enjoyed a strong week without competition from WWE.
As reported by Wrestlenomics, the October 14th episode of Collision pulled in an average of 504,000 viewers. The episode also scored a 0.14 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.
The figure for total viewers is a significant rise from October 7th, when the show drew 353,000 viewers, which in turn was an increase on September 30th when a record low 327,000 fans tuned in.
On October 7th the show went head-to-head with WWE Fastlane — although Collision started an hour earlier than usual, and on September 30th the show had competition from NXT No Mercy.
The good news comes after AEW Rampage scored its highest viewership since August 11th on October 13th.
What Happened On AEW Collision?
The opening segment of Collision proved to be divisive among fans as Adam Copeland and Ricky Starks came face to face.
The pair traded insults with the WWE Hall of Famer repeatedly interjecting as Starks tried to address Bryan Danielson who was also in the ring. Copeland said that Starks was a “vanilla midget” version of The Rock — drawing on a criticism some fans have made about Starks being a rip-off of the WWE legend.
The line drew criticism online and it was suggested that Copeland should have been looking to elevate Starks rather than seemingly agree with fans who don’t like him.
In the main event, Christian Cage successfully defended his TNT Title with a win over Bryan Danielson.