Dax Harwood is one of the top stars in AEW right now as he is one-half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions alongside his partner Cash Wheeler. Harwood is also known to be quite outspoken on social media and it appears he defended AEW Collision’s shockingly low ratings recently.
AEW Collision made its debut back in June as a way to give more focus to those AEW stars who weren’t used much on AEW television. Fans were excited for the show but the Ratings haven’t really reflected that yet.
The July 1st ratings were concerning, dropping to an average of 452,000 viewers and a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic. This was pretty much identical to what AEW Rampage gets.
Former WWE star Jonathan Coachman took to Twitter with criticism of AEW President Tony Khan’s booking strategy for the show. Dax Harwood decided to respond to the criticism and defended AEW Collision’s ratings with his own reasoning.
Hey Coach. We’re trying to build a brand. It will take time; we understand that. Hopefully you do too! This roster absolutely loves wrestling. Like, an entity. LOVES it. I know you probably can’t relate to that. Will this Saturday night tv show endeavor work? Who knows. What I do know is, we’ll all work our asses off to MAKE it work. I hope you, & people like you, give us an opportunity to show you, professional wrestling IS alive. I know you know how Monday nights work, but maybe you’ll give us more than 3 weeks to make this work. If not, you’re more than welcome to tell me I’m wrong. What I’m not wrong about is, wrestling fans love wrestling. And we’ll always work to make them proud. Give us a chance.”
We will have to wait and see whether AEW Collision will be able to improve its ratings in the coming weeks, as things don’t really look good for the company right now.
What’s your view on what Dax Harwood said? Is AEW Collision already in danger? Let us know in the comments!