Chris Jericho calls himself the Demo God for a reason, and he’s not shy about it. The Wednesday Night War is usually won by AEW, and by a large margin each week, especially in the 18-49 demographic. WWE NXT tried, but Le Champion says that they’re just embarrassing themselves at this point.
While speaking to Inside The Ropes, Chris Jericho suggested that NXT move off Wednesday nights. He said that they should do their own thing and stop worrying so much about AEW. If they did that then the black and gold brand might be able to snag another 250,000 viewers every week.
Jericho made a point to say that they’re not watching WWE NXT backstage at Dynamite every week. He thinks the competition needs to end because NXT is just hurting themselves at this point.
“I’m going to ask you one question .Why is NXT on a Wednesday night? (Alex McCarthy answers that it’s to oppose Dynamite). Exactly, they came on Wednesday just to mess with us. Take your head out of your ass and go make money. Don’t worry about our company. We’re not worried about you. We don’t have a screen up that shows what’s going on every moment on NXT, like they do watching Dynamite.”
“Leave us alone. Do your own thing. Go to Tuesday’s. Grab an extra 250,000 viewers. Finally get your demo where it needs to be because it’s pretty embarrassing on a Wednesday night to go up against us. ‘The Demo God’ thing is is not a gimmick. It’s real. So go. Go to Tuesday, go to Sunday [or] go to any other day you want, but don’t exist just to mess with us because we’re beating you every week. It’s kind of embarrassing for NXT at this point.”
“So I think you should throw the red flag, retreat, go to Tuesday, make Tuesday your night, make more money, get more viewers, get more guys over and don’t worry about what we’re doing because we’re going to continue on either way, and we’re winning every week anyways, so just go your own way. That’s the best way to do it.”
AEW was able to score over 1 million viewers without NXT competition. That isn’t a number that WWE liked to see, and it also likely played into their decision to carry on with the competition. USA Network suggested a move to Tuesdays, but WWE obviously loves competition just too much to let that happen so soon.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote