NXT was rushed to Wednesday nights even before USA Network was ready for them. They had to beat AEW Dynamite to that spot, but it didn’t help them win the Wednesday night war. Chris Jericho believes that Vince McMahon holds a grudge against NXT for losing that battle.
While talking to Adam Cold on Talk is Jericho, Le Champion went into the situation of AEW vs NXT. He asserted that McMahon likely holds a grudge against NXT for losing that cool factor to AEW and then getting beat every week against Tony Khan’s “pissant” company.
“What I think it is, and once again, I can say this just from observing, is that NXT was put on Wednesday nights, obviously that’s to combat AEW, and we’ll wipe out this ‘pissant’ little company right away. Problem is they had no idea what they were dealing with. It really backfired on them. NXT was so cool.”
“You guys would go do your weekend shows and get three times the reaction in a sold out arena than the pay-per-view would get. So then when they put NXT up against AEW, it really hurt the brand to where you lost the cool factor, and AEW was the cool one. NXT just got steamrolled, and I think, as a result, Vince kind of holds a grudge against NXT. You had the chance to beat AEW, and you didn’t. Now I’m going to take over, and I’m going to do it my way.”
We’ll have to see if AEW and WWE compete on the same time slot again. They seem to be staying out of each other’s way in that regard. You can also never count out Vince McMahon’s bag full of tricks, especially when he’s at war.
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