AEW lost to NXT this week in the ratings. It was a hard loss to take because WWE NXT defeated Dynamite in every key demographic including the overall viewership. This could have some fans nervous, but Eric Bischoff wouldn’t worry about it.

While discussing the recent ratings results on 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff explained that AEW shouldn’t be panicking. It is still worth paying attention to.

“I wouldn’t panic if I was AEW. No, one week, even though it was a pretty big gap this time, I wouldn’t sweat that. I’d pay attention to it.”

“If NXT or AEW’s numbers continue the trajectory that they’re on, this will be a war of attrition. This won’t be a war that is building things bigger like the Monday Night Wars did, this is just a war between AEW and the WWE C show that’s going to be determined by who can outlast the other until they start building an audience, because based on what I’ve seen, neither of them are building an audience. They’re, to one degree or another, they’re both losing an audience.”


2020 will be a very interesting year for Wednesday nights. WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite will continue battling in the middle of the week which could get much more interesting before it dies down.

Thanks to 411 Mania for the quote

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