WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff has been part of the business for decades now, which is why his opinion carries weight. That being said, not everyone agrees with everything he has to say – especially about AEW. In fact, Bischoff believes NXT will surpass AEW Dynamite in ratings.
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. Last week’s episode of NXT gained 776,000 viewers and a 0.23 in the coveted 18-49 demographic for the third week in a row.
While speaking on Strictly Business, Eric Bischoff talked about NXT’s growth in the past few weeks. Easy E stated that he believes NXT will surpass AEW Dynamite in ratings in the future.
“People have to remember. NXT is a developmental organization. It isn’t [WWE’s] biggest, brightest stars as it is with AEW — you see their top talent on that show regularly. NXT is a developmental company and I wouldn’t expect it to get [these] kind of ratings with people who are trying to become stars as it will get when it has people who are established stars on the show.
I predicted it last year or early this year,” recalled Bischoff. “At some point in time, NXT is going to outperform Dynamite and they’re within about 100,000 viewers or less of doing that. I predicted it would happen this summer [and] I’m gonna stick with that.”
During the Wednesday Night Wars, AEW Dynamite beat NXT when it came to ratings. We will have to wait and see whether NXT will end up defeating AEW Dynamite somewhere down the line.
What’s your opinion on what Eric Bischoff said? Do you believe NXT will defeating AEW Dynamite soon? Let us know in the comments!