Tony Khan Books Mega Match to Counter Program WWE Supersized SmackDown

Published 10/13/2021, 11:46 AM EDT


WWE and AEW are coming up with thrilling matches to watch out for this upcoming Friday. Tony Khan has become more confident after beating NXT consistently on viewerships. He has some special plans ready for the upcoming AEW Rampage. 

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WWE has set good matches on both the RAW and SmackDown brands. At present, Friday Night SmackDown had set a rivalry segment to increase fans’ excitement. Surprisingly, AEW has dominated over the WWE NXT ratings in the past. This dominance has given a green signal about AEW’s growth and increasing reach amongst wrestling fans. 

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Tony Khan sets big matches for upcoming AEW Rampage

Tony Khan, President of AEW, believes he can beat the WWE SmackDown for ratings. Previously, AEW showed a spike in the viewership count. During CM Punk’s debut, the viewership count of AEW went up to 1 million. SmackDown’s show this week will extend for an extra half-hour and clash with the beginning of AEW Rampage.

In a recent interview with Barstool Sports, Tony Khan spoke about the encounter of WWE SmackDown vs AEW Rampage. Tony Khan said, “This is the second time they have decided to go head-to-head against us. I want the fans to be able to watch all the wrestling, I’ll coin a phrase right now, WYW, watch your wrestling. I want people to watch their wrestling, whatever you wanna watch, watch it. A lot of people have chosen AEW because it’s the best show.

“I want people to be able to watch everything. This is the second time they’ve chosen to put their wrestling head-to-head with mine. The last time they did it, it didn’t happen overnight, but AEW, from the start, consistently did better numbers than NXT. And we eventually won that war, and AEW is now the Wednesday night show. Wednesday night Dynamite has had a great run, and we’ll be back on Wednesday in two weeks. On Friday, they are doing a half-hour head-to-head with Rampage, which is new.” 

WWE SmackDown will feature the match between Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch, Finn Balor vs Sami Zayn for the King of the Ring Tournament along with Brock Lesnar’s return to SmackDown. AEW will feature CM Punk vs Matt Sydal, Inner Circle vs Men of the year along with Junior Dos Santos, and Ruby Soho vs The Bunny.

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WWE SmackDown vs AEW Rampage

Tony wants to go head to head with WWE SmackDown to get more wrestling fans attracted to the AEW Rampage. He wants to bring the best entertainment and exciting matches to his show. Khan also stated that he allowed both shows to co-exist on the same day as WWE Friday Night SmackDown grabs around 2 million viewership every week.

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A lot of action has been set for the week. Let us see who gets the upper hand. Will it be SmackDown or AEW Rampage?

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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