WWE: Becky Lynch’s Criticisms of AEW Women’s Division, More Stadium Events Being Planned, WWE Evil Ratings

Becky Lynch Comments on Her Criticisms of AEW’s Handling of Their Women’s Division Compared to WWE

A recent episode of the Drew Garabo Live Featured Cut of the Day podcast had Becky Lynch as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Lynch’s criticisms of AEW’s handling of their Women’s division and her claims that WWE’s RAW brand Women’s division is the best Women’s division in the world.

“I wish I could say ‘yes,’ but, unfortunately, I don’t think they are represented the way we are, they don’t get as much time as we get and frankly, they’re not as good as we are. We have, certainly on Raw, we have the best women’s division in the world. I say that without any hesitation in my voice. We have the best women’s division in the world. Competition is great and it’s great for there to be another place and I have a very good friend, Ruby Soho, over there and I would love to see her as champion one day. I would love to see her get the spotlight she deserves. Competition is always great. Over here, we’re on another level.”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com

WWE Planning to Run More Stadium Events in 2023

WWE reportedly is currently planning to increase their amount of stadium-based events per year starting in 2023, according to the Mat Men Pro Wrestling.

Andrew Zarian reported that his sources stated that WWE officials are currently working on plans to run more of their pay-per-view events in stadium locations with the goal to make it the new norm for the company going forward. Zarian reported that this is part of WWE President Nick Khan’s current approach when it comes to Premium Live Events for the company.

WWE officials reportedly are currently of the mindset of wanting to hold their events at stadiums for any event with a live attendance of over 15,0000. This mindset reportedly revolves around WWE officials viewing the scalability of large stadiums being very beneficial to the company. Zarian reported that while WWE would not need to reach sell out status for events held at 50,000+ stadiums, it does provide them more room to generate attendances of 25,000 to 35,000 for their events more often, which would lead to much higher gate revenues and level of excitement for an event than at a regular arena.

WWE currently is set to hold eight events in stadium locations this year.

WWE Evil Ratings – April 26, 2022

This past Tuesday’s episode of WWE Evil drew 263,000 viewers, a 0.06 18-49 key demographic rating, and a #93 key demographic ranking on USA Network, according to ShowBuzz Daily. This was down compared to last week’s 279000 viewers, but up compared to last week’s 0.05 18-49 key demographic rating, and #101 key demographic ranking.

This episode focused on Hulk Hogan.