WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite went head-to-head in prime time from October 2019 to April 2021 and most of the time AEW beat WWE in the viewership and key demographics. The Wednesday Night War ended after NXT moved to Tuesday.
During an interview with BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani, Triple H was asked if he felt NXT rebrand was punishment for losing the “Wednesday Night War” to AEW.
No, look, people put so much pressure on this competitive wars, it never was that. Look, first of all, they beat our developmental system, good for them. Right? No, it was never that. There was never even a pressure of like ‘you have to beat that.’ Like, it was never that. It’s put on the best product we could. Like I said, it shifted over time, during the pandemic, all of that shifted over time. And the opportunity for us to change it back to what it truly was. Right? When you look at a lot of the stars that have come through that system, that had either started from zero, or very little exposure anywhere and then became massive stars with us. so many people. And we had lost the ability to take those people and groom them from the ground up. We really had and it’s the biggest change that’s out there.H/T WrestlingNews.co
WWE’s product has so much improved in the past several weeks but AEW is dealing with a lot of backstage controversies.
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