Elite is suspended, CM Punk is off TV, and “AEW Dynamite” ratings have never been better, at least in 2022.
Tony Khan took to twitter To thank AEW’s viewers for giving “Dynamite” its highest viewership of the year with 1.175 million viewers, and Wednesday night’s 16th straight week in the top two shows in the 18-49 demographic.
“#1 show on cable last night,” Tony tweeted before promoting tomorrow’s edition of “AEW Rampage,” the last show before AEW heads to Queens, New York for a Grand Slam special at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The rating is notable because it comes at a time when there are literally no “elites” in All Elite Wrestling. The former and former AEW World Trios Champions vacated their titles and were suspended from the company after a backstage fight with former AEW Champion CM Punk.
Punk was also absent from the show. His absence and his exit from the AEW World Championship may have been linked to his acidic rant after the all-out pay-per-view earlier this month, he is also battling an injury that has caused Punk to behave regardless. The title would have been vacated. , Punk’s future is currently uncertain, as is the length of time at The Elite’s suspension.
AEW title status has been the focus of programming, with last night’s show centered around the semifinals of the AEW World Championship tournament. Jon Moxley defeated Sammy Guevara and Brian Danielson defeated former AEW Champion Chris Jericho to advance to the finals the following Wednesday night.