AEW Rampage advertised the opening round of the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Britt Baker vs. Anna Jay and Andrade vs. PAC.
Last week’s broadcast of AEW Rampage ended its seven-week streak of record-low viewership with 546,000 opposite a Supersized SmackDown. Rampage defeated SmackDown in the 18-49 demo with a head-to-head victory of 328,000 to 285,000.
- October 15, 2021—578,000
- October 8, 2021—502,000
- October 1, 2021—622,000
- September 24, 2021—640,000
- September 17, 2021—642,000
AEW Rampage: Key Competition
- MLB ALCS, Game 6: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros
AEW Rampage YouTube Viewership Last Friday: 2,630,278 (Up from 870,892)
- Most-Viewed: AEW Buy In with Bryan Danielson vs. Minoru Suzuki (1,112,835 views)
- Least-Viewed: (114,428 views)
- Median Viewership: 429,035 views
AEW Rampage Results | Friday, October 22, 2021
Orange Cassidy def. Will Hobbs
This match played off Orange Cassidy’s quick win over Will Hobbs last year on AEW Dark, except this time Hobbs countered the superman punch with a spinebuster for a nearfall.
Based on the average skin tone of top stars in AEW, the fact that it only took one match to eliminate all of the Black AEW stars was the most predictable outcome.
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FTR Attacks Penta El Zero M
Rey Fenix was not part of this segment due to an injury. Hopefully this is either a worked injury or a short-term injury because they’re finally starting to do something with Fenix.
Penta El Zero M was outsmarted by the heels after thinking a pair of masked fans were FTR, only to get attacked by FTR.
Britt Baker def. Anna Jay
This match wasn’t perfect, by any means, but it was mostly entertaining. If you grade on a curve for Anna Jay, as many do, this was one of her best matches but I don’t think it was her best.
Tay Conti made the save for Anna Jay, only to hold up the AEW Women’s World Championship. I’m not sure if she’s a good friend or an opportunistic one.
PAC def. Andrade El Idolo
Mark Henry was absent from the pre-main event interview and it almost ruined this entire match for me.
Andrade got to showcase the full spectrum of his innovative offense throughout this match and it was awesome.
Aubrey Edwards spent half of this match trying to get these men back in the ring.
PAC vs. Andrade El Idolo received a lot of hype from those who were in attendance, and boy did it live past the hype.