How WBD Really Feels About Record-Low AEW Dynamite Rating

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Warner Bros. Discovery has given its reaction to the shock record-low rating suffered by AEW Dynamite in a tough week for the company.

AEW Dynamite in Fairfax, Virginia saw MJF return to the ring for the first time since losing the AEW World Championship to Samoa Joe at Worlds End in December 2023.

The show also saw both men’s and women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments kick off with Kris Statlander defeating Nyla Rose and PAC moving on to the semi-final after defeating Claudio Castagnoli in the night’s main event.

However, the night did not prove successful for Tony Khan’s company in the television ratings as Dynamite suffered a record-low in the show’s five-year history.

The timing is not great for AEW considering it is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros. Discovery about a new TV deal and now the media conglomerate has given some indication as to how it feels about AEW’s bad night.

New AEW Deal Not Impacted By Bad Dynamite Rating

Fightful Select quoted a WBD rep on the issue with them saying about the record-low number:

“Just a very odd week in general, and a confluence of stuff Juneteenth holiday in the middle of the week (when does a mid-week holiday ever happen in late spring/summer months?!). Competition with Olympic trials and college baseball all World Series in prime time. Amazing weather in much of the country (especially up here in the northeast), so lots more people out and about. Wouldn’t really put much into one week’s number, although I know the wrestling community likes to go nuclear with these kinds of one-offs.”

Another WBD source noted that the number has no impact on a potential new deal between WBD and AEW. Neither company noted the effect of the Kendrick Lamar concert on the rating but Fightful noted that online discussion would indicate it played a part.