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AEW Scores Third Highest TV Rating Ever With Fyter Fest Night 2

Jon Moxley & Lance Archer

AEW scored the third highest TV rating in company history with night 2 of the Fyter Fest Dynamite special.

As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the show pulled in 1.148 million viewers. That was up on the previous week which drew 1.025 million viewers.

Dynamite drew a 0.44 rating in the much coveted 18-49 year old demographic.

This gave the show the third highest rating in AEW history.

Night 2 of Fyter Fest was headlined by a brutal Texas Death Match between Jon Moxley and Lance Archer for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

Moxley initially defended the title on night one of AEW Fyter Fest on July 14th against “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson. However, after picking up the victory, Moxley was immediately challenged by Archer to a match the following week. Except the title bout wouldn’t be just any match, it would be a Texas Death Match. A call back to when Moxley defeated Archer for the title in Tokyo, Japan on January 4th 2020.

The match came to a brutal conclusion as Moxley pulled out two barbed wire boards, placing them on two tables. As the champion went to get back in the ring, Archer stabbed him repeatedly with the fork before hitting a devastating Chokeslam onto the barbed wire. This left Moxley unable to answer a ten-count, leaving Archer as the winner.

The show also saw the shocking AEW debut of Nick Gage, while Chavo Guerrero was revealed as Andrade El Idolo’s Executive Consultant.

Elsewhere, Britt Baker successfully defended her AEW Women’s World Championship against Nyla Rose.

It has been a week full of good news for North America’s two biggest wrestling companies as Monday Night RAW also saw a resurgence in the ratings as 1.923 million tuned in to watch WWE’s flagship show. An increase of 19.5% from the previous week.

This made the July 19th episode of the show the most watched since RAW aired the night after WrestleMania 37.