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 last month after NXT moved to Tuesday nights.

While speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross talked about the Wednesday Night Wars. Ross said that he was glad it was over and proceeded to call it a cop out of the Monday Night Wars.

I’m glad that there’s no more Wednesday Night Wars. That was just a cop out for the Monday Night Wars, it wasn’t nearly that extreme in my view. If you want to believe that and it helps motivate you as a fan and add more enjoyment to your game plan then have at it.”


With the end of the Wars, both NXT and AEW have benefitted from better ratings and can focus more on their own product instead of having to worry about competing on the same night.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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