Vince McMahon not stressing upon clash with AEW Rampage: Hurricane Helms

With the new All Elite Wrestling Rampage being launched, there were reports of Vince McMahon being worried about his viewership and customer base being shared.

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Updated - 20 October 2021 8:18 pm

Over the past few decades, Vince McMahon governed WWE has been the household name for pro wrestling fans. Having a huge and vast customer base that is spread all around the world, this wrestling organisation has been known to produce superstars since its inception. Safe to say, WWE has reached the highly stacked level, where they are today, only because of the precision, decision making, pride and trust of their 76-year-old chairman and CEO.

Yet with the new All Elite Wrestling Rampage being launched, there were reports of Vince McMahon being worried about his viewership and customer base being shared. Recently when AEW and WWE Smackdown shared the screen for roughly 30 minutes, it was the latter who dominated the viewership ratings. However, one should not forget that it was the last thirty minutes of Smackdown and the first thirty minutes of AEW Rampage. In addition, Smackdown pulled ahead of their rating as compared to Rampage for the entire week.

Vince McMahon not stressed by AEW Rampage

The point of concern for Vince McMahon could be that Smackdown streams of Fox Sports, while Rampage airs on TNT which has higher ranks of viewership in terms of telecasting numerous sports. Given that, Smackdown was ahead of Rampage, which is being regarded as the highlight. Talking about the same Hurricane Helms AKA Gregory Helms revealed that CEO Vince McMahon did not stress upon the ratings. In fact, no one in the WWE building did.

Vince McMahon has never marketed WWE as only a pro wrestling entertainment company but as a sports entertainment company. This has been the primary reason why the 76-year-old CEO has been able to spread his target audience in every corner of the world. Given his ego and pride, Vince McMahon has always trusted upon his WWE athletes and have shown immense faith in them to increase his rating and viewership.

Justifying the same, McMahon is aware that the content and entertainment provided by WWE is very hard to replicate. Knowing that WWE has a plethora of wrestling superstars who are multi-level stars by working in Hollywood as well, there seems to be no good reason why Vince McMahon needs to worry about his rating taking a toll.