AEW Dynamite Canada Ratings – Oct. 9, 2019
AEW Dynamite reportedly drew 153,000 viewers on TSN 2 in Canada, up from last week’s 109,000 viewers for the debut episode, according to Sportsnet’s Kevin Michie.
Last night’s episode in the United States drew 1,018,000 viewers on TNT and 122,000 viewers on TruTV.
WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition
This week’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series is WCW themed, featuring one classic episode.
This gem is the entire Festival de Lucha! pilot episode from January 27, 1999 from WCW. This never-before-aired two hour episode was planned to be the start of a potential new series on Telemundo and showcase WCW’s Mexican talent and cruiserweight division.
Full card of Festival de Lucha! pilot episode:
- Felino, Super Boy, & Villano V vs. Kendo, Silver King, & Venum
- Damien, El Mosco, & Halloween vs. La Parka, Salsero, & Super Calo
- Blitzkrieg, Piloto Suicida, & Raul vs. El Texano, Rey Misterio Sr., & Villano III
- Juventud Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, & Psicopata vs. Hector Garza, Konnan, & Rey Mysterio Jr.
- El Mosco, Felino, & Juventud Guerrera vs. Piloto Suicida, Raul, & Salsero
- Kaz Hayashi, Psychosis, & Ron Rivera vs. Blitzkrieg, Kendo, & La Parka
- Fidel Sierra, Pierroth Jr., Psicopata, & Ricky Santana vs. El Texano, Rey Misterio Sr., Villano III, & Villano V
- Chris Jericho, Johnny Swinger, Lenny Lane, & Norman Smiley vs. Hector Garza, Konnan, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Silver King
- Disco Inferno vs. Konnan
WCW 01/27/1999 – Festival de Lucha
A who’s who of WCW’s Lucha Libre Superstars, including Rey Mysterio, Juventud Guerrera, Psychosis and more, gather for this aerial extravaganza.
The Rock Comments on the Debut Episode of NWA Powerrr
The Rock recently reflected on Twitter about the debut episode of NWA Powerrr on YouTube and the impact the NWA had on his early life and wrestling career.
Congrats Jim, the boys, crew etc. Stumbled across this show last night and enjoyed it. I grew up in territories and started my career at channel 5 in Memphis so I have a lot of love/respect for small scale, crowd tv shows. Cool vintage feel. Keep working hard boys. Rock
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 9, 2019
The NWA responded afterwards thanking The Rock for his praises.
Thank you Rock! https://t.co/UQmkny04G9
— NWA (@nwa) October 9, 2019
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Border City Wrestling announced that Impact Wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH will be holding a tryout camp on October 22nd at their Can-Am Dojo in Windsor, Ontario. It was announced that the tryout will be run by NOAH’s Naomichi Marufuji and Impact’s Scott D’Amore with the winner being sent on an excursion in Japan for NOAH.
ROH announced a new match for the card of their Honor United UK 2019 event on October 26th in Newport, Wales:
– Kelly Klein vs. Lana Austin
Major League Wrestling announced three new matches for the card of their Saturday Night SuperFight event on November 2nd in Cicero, Illinois:
– Tom Lawlor vs. Timothy Thatcher
– MLW National Openweight Championship – Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Alexander Hammerstone (c)
– MLW World Middleweight Championship – Austin Aries vs. Teddy Hart (c)