Analyzing FOX and AEW’s Effect on WWE’s TV Product

KOP analyzes the widespread changes to WWE’s TV Product. How much has the new FOX deal and AEW’s TNT debut ultimately affected WWE’s TV product.

So far the following has happened with WWE’s TV Product in 2019:

  • A slew of veterans (Bruce Pritchard, Jeff Jarrett, Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman) have come back to right the ship.
  • More hall of famers and part-timers have been brought back for big events that at anytime ever before. (Batista, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Goldberg, Trish Stratus, Stone Cold Steve Austin, RAW Reunion and the impending SmackDown debut on Fox).
  • NXT moves to USA Network on Wednesday September 18th for two hours live every week to go head-to-head against AEW on TNT.
  • Now, Post Wrestling’s John Pollock has confirmed that the next WWE draft is scheduled for next month and it will begin on Friday, October 11th on Friday Night SmackDown in Las Vegas. The draft will continue into Monday Night Raw on October 14th from Denver, Colorado.

Plus, Chris Jericho searches for the missing AEW World Title. Fallout from AEW All Out and what’s to come at AEW Full Gear. Scarlett Bordeaux and Killer Kross are on the outs from Impact Wrestling.

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AEW All Out: A Bit Predictable But a Solid Performance

AEW All Out plays the show straight. It made the show a bit predictable but a solid performance. KOP runs through the results.

  • Nyla Rose won by last eliminating Britt Baker to become one of the competitors
  • Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) defeated Angélico and Jack Evans
  • SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky) defeated Jurassic Express (Marko Stunt, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus)
  • Pac defeated Kenny Omega by referee stoppage
  • Jimmy Havoc defeated Darby Allin and Joey Janela
  • The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) defeated Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta)
  • Riho defeated Hikaru Shida
  • Cody (with MJF) defeated Shawn Spears (with Tully Blanchard)
  • Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix) (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
  • Chris Jericho defeats Adam Page to become the first ever AEW World Champion.

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AEW AllOut Attempts To Attract Viewers For October Launch

KOP previews and gives his predictions for AEW AllOut this weekend. How well the promotion will attract viewers for the October launch?

AEW AllOut
  • Will a cold Kenny Omega match versus PAC build enough buzz without Jon Moxley?
  • Are casual fans all in on Hangman Page being able to beat Chris Jericho?
  • How will the wrestling nation look at this pay-per-view in anticipation of their TV launch?
  • Will this promotion live up to the peak expectations that wrestling fans hope it will do?
  • Has WWE done enough with their own programming problems to overcome the new AEW Obstacle?

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