WWE and AEW’s Wednesday Night War started 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 in April after NXT moved to Tuesday nights. People like Jim Ross believed it was cop out.

For 76 weeks the war between the two brands raged on and only on one occasion did AEW lose in the key 18-49 demographic rating against NXT. This was seen as a shock to many but AEW bounced back.

WWE COO Triple H was blamed for NXT losing the Wednesday Night Wars, and from the looks of it, many people backstage are trying to ensure he doesn’t take over the company once Vince McMahon retires.

While speaking to the Le Batard and Friends Network podcast, Tony Khan talked about the Wednesday Night Wars and admitted that it was the hardest fight he had ever been through.


“What would you call NXT? Their show went head-to-head against me for over a year, before they had to move it,” Khan pointed out. “That’s just the truth. That’s a black and white statistic. I don’t want to say anything bad about anybody. That’s just a fact. That was a fight. That was the hardest fight I’ve been through. I mentioned the end of 2019 and trying to get more organized, there was one week at the end of 2019 where they actually won the demographic, and I think it ended up being in 76 weeks head-to-head, we won 75 to one and the one week they got it, I was up against the wall.”

Since NXT moved to Tuesdays, AEW Dynamite has certainly done well for itself and with so much momentum behind them lately, it remains to be seen if the company will be taken to the next level soon or not.

h/t to WrestlingInc for the quotes.

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