All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite had great ratings for its debut episode on TNT and got more ratings than NXT. WWE would then congratulate AEW on their success, but Chris Jericho had something else to say regarding this.
Chris Jericho recently spoke to Complex Sports, where he went into detail regarding WWE congratulating AEW. Y2J said that WWE is embarrassed about how AEW outperformed NXT despite their various attempts in diverting interest from their show on TNT.
“Because they’re embarrassed. I know how they work. And the fact is, I haven’t seen the actual rating but I’m assuming they know how it is, and I think we probably kicked their ass. They started this. Everything that they’ve done has been a reactionary move to us. We’re not in a war with anybody besides ourselves. I don’t care if you resurrect John and George and it’s the reunion of the Beatles at the Super Bowl or whatever. All that matters is our show. You can put anything up against us, and we can’t compete with that. We can compete with what we’re doing.”
“They kinda started this war, and the very first night they got destroyed. Big deal, it’s our first debut, great. But they have to come back and say, ‘It’s a marathon and not a one-night sprint.’ Who’s ever said it’s a one-night sprint? It’s not a war for us. Now, we’re placed in one, and we’re gonna kick ass because we’re gonna do what we do very, very well. There’s a little bit of an arrogance toward us that’s now gone.”
The Wednesday Night Wars have begun and AEW has won the first week. We wonder what will happen next as the two promotions try to upstage the other.
h/t to 411 Mania for the transcription.