AEW’s show on TNT could very well be running in direct competition with NXT on the USA Network now. This is not a preferred situation for anyone except for one man.
Fans don’t really want this change, especially fans who love NXT because Vince McMahon is likely to change practically everything about it. It also makes things so much more crowded to the point where it could only go to hurt WWE’s overall presence by over-saturating the market.
Bryan Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Live that through all of the hype that might be surrounding this new pro wrestling war, the only person who really wants it is Vince McMahon.
“This war… this is a war, don’t get me wrong, but in 1995 Eric Bischoff, he fired the first shot. He wanted Nitro against RAW and he wanted a war and we’re talking about Vince McMahon here, he wanted a war.”
“Now this is a wrestling war, but this is different. I’m gonna tell you why it’s different. I have talked to people in AEW, I have talked to people in WWE… and yes, Nick Jackson sent out a tweet a little while ago saying ‘Bring it on.’ They’re ready for this, they’re ready for a war they know what they’re getting into.”
“The reality is that there’s one guy who’s all gung-ho crazy about having a war and it ain’t Tony Khan, it’s not Chris Jericho, it’s not Cody, it’s not The Bucks, it’s not Triple H — it’s Vince.”
“I have heard from people on both sides — this is not just the AEW side, this is the WWE side as well. These people are like, ‘Really?’ Do you know how much this sucks to be in WWE and to be a production person?”
Vince McMahon is very likely to randomly ask RAW Superstars to show up on NXT and there’s nothing they can do to say no because he’s the boss. The point was brought up that there are likely going to be a lot of lonely Tuesday nights for Superstars and WWE production staff while they sit in a hotel and wait for Wednesday to come along.
This is pretty much all Vince McMahon. After all, he’s the one who is stepping up and wanting this war. Pay-per-view buys for AEW Double Or Nothing proved that they are drawing their audience from non-WWE fans. Therefore, it’s not like a war from McMahon will actually fix anything.
It seems like his 73 year old brain will be churning in overtime now that there is something else on his plate. Because he already had the main roster and XFL to worry about. Now McMahon will need to work NXT’s Wednesday Night War into the situation as well.
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