Last Friday, many people in and out of wrestling believed WWE would easily beat AEW Rampage especially since WWE loaded up the last half hour of the show.
Before her match with Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks tweeted out, “It’s Clobberin time,” which many took as a jab at AEW since Rampage was kicking off their show with CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal.
As the ratings numbers showed on Monday, WWE drew more total viewers for their entire broadcast but they lost and tied in AEW in certain key demos and they lost to AEW from 10 to 10:30 pm.
WrestleVotes reported that the ratings were a hot topic backstage at Raw. It has also been a hot topic on social media and it appears that CM Punk heard about the numbers as well because he tweeted the following in response to Banks’ tweet from Friday: “Indeed it was. #AEWDynamite #CMPunk.”
— player/coach (@CMPunk) October 19, 2021