WWE is considering moving NXT to Tuesday nights. Chris Jericho thinks that is a very good idea, and he’s not afraid to talk about it.
AEW Dynamite has defeated NXT in the ratings and viewership. It happened so often that Chris Jericho christened himself The Demo God. He is currently leading AEW into battle, but he sees the opposition retreating.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho said that NXT should “retreat.” He said that NXT should get away from AEW because they are just hurting their own possible ratings for spite.
“They should retreat. They should move to any other night. Get away from us! You guys got a great program and it’s good, why would you want to sacrifice your own ratings just to be spiteful and petty to go head to head with AEW? We’re not going anywhere and put on anything you want – we’ll continue to beat you. It is a retreat, but it’s also the right move from a business standpoint. Get your head out of your rear end and just worry about your product the same way we worry about ours. If they move to Tuesday, smart move. That way you guys can get your 850 thousand, 900 thousand. Whatever! Get 10 million viewers. Congratulations! Let us do our thing and we’ll get over a million. I think it’s a smart move business-wise on theirs. They lost! There’s nothing wrong with conceiting defeat, moving to a different night, and worrying about your show and not worrying about going head to head with AEW because you can’t stop us.”
AEW and NXT both saw increased viewership without direct competition at the same time. WWE doesn’t want to give off the idea that they are retreating, but if they came up with another reason to justify the move it might help them save face and benefit everyone involved.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote