WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff has been part of the business for decades now, which is why is why his opinion carries weight. That being said, not everyone agrees with everything he has to say – especially about AEW. In fact, Bischoff went after AEW again recently, stating that he believes NXT is a threat to AEW.

NXT has gone through numerous changes over the years. Its biggest change was debuting an entirely new and colorful look, with an emphasis on younger talent. After Triple H took charge, NXT reverted back to the black and gold look, but still focuses on new talent.

The ratings war between AEW and WWE continues to be a huge topic even now. While speaking on 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff stated that he believes NXT is a threat to AEW and will probably outperform AEW in the ratings by mid-summer

At this point, NXT is probably going to deliver more ratings than Dynamite does by mid-summer.


If the trend that you can see visually continues, my prediction for 2023 is that NXT is going to outperform Dynamite unless things change pretty quickly.

If the focus of your product is match quality at the expense of legitimate, well-constructed, disciplined storytelling and character development, then you’re going to appeal to an audience that is never going to grow.”

During the Wednesday Night Wars, AEW beat NXT when it came to ratings. We will have to wait and see whether AEW will be able to improve its ratings issue, as Dynamite hasn’t touched 1 million viewers in a long time.

What’s your take on what Eric Bischoff said? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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