The Wednesday Night Wars between WWE and AEW began in October 2019 as AEW Dynamite and NXT went head-to-head every week in order to see who would come out the better show. AEW Dynamite would win in the ratings war for the majority of the time. The Wars finally came to an end after NXT moved to Tuesday nights.
Triple H had previously stated that the war between NXT and AEW was only imaginary. Now it seems Chris Jericho has decided to respond to Triple H’s statement.
While speaking to New York Post, Chris Jericho called out the company for stating the Wednesday Night Wars was imaginary and further questioned WWE’s reaction to the early days of AEW Dynamite.
“That’s typical WWE… It’s typical rhetoric. Because I believe that they congratulated us the first week and said, if you remember, ‘it’s a marathon, not a sprint.’ We won the marathon, right? So now it’s an imaginary war. Well, then why were they saying it’s a marathon, not a sprint a year and a half ago when our first rating came out?”
“It will be there for the rest of time, it was an ‘imaginary war,’ and if it wasn’t a war why did they take Wednesday night the exact same time that we had? It was there to take away our ratings and for us not to get re-signed. Three months after that started we were re-signed to a hundreds-of millions-of-dollars extension. They failed.”
Since NXT moved to Tuesdays, AEW Dynamite has certainly done well for itself as two of the last three shows have received over 1 million viewers. It is likely the Blood & Cuts special episode will crack that number as well.