Wardlow debuted in AEW back in 2019 and has been a force to be reckoned with since then. The War-dog has a world of momentum behind him as well right now. He also commented on the competition between WWE and AEW.
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 last year 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.
While speaking to NBC Sports’ Boston Ten Count, Wardlow said that he is not keeping up with the competition between WWE and AEW. Wardlow stated that he feels AEW is in its own league.
“I try not to pay too much attention what people are saying on Twitter. I have seen a little bit of that interaction, I cannot speak for everyone else in the locker room. Myself personally, I don’t feel like we’re necessarily in any type of a war, maybe if we were going head-to-head with Monday Night RAW or going head-to-head with SmackDown maybe then, but realistically i just feel like we are two completely different products. You know one product does entertainment, one does professional wrestling and I do believe that it is almost hard to even compare the two. I truly feel like we are in our own league.”
Wardlow is currently engaged in a feud with MJF that could become the focal point of AEW television in the coming weeks. We’ll have to see how it will be booked from now on.
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