The Alliance of American Football league debuted over the weekend to a surprising response.

A 2.1 Saturday overnight rating and this giant hit by an San Antonio Commanders linebacker Shaan Washington is a reason why.

The hit was met with the expected response on social media.

"The NFL would suspend the player forever!"

"I miss hits like that!"

The good news is the quarterback who was hit on the play, San Diego Fleet quarterback Mike Bercovici, is okay, though his team lost the game 15-6.