Chris Jericho talks to Wrestling Daft about the Wednesday Night Wars

Chris Jericho Says NXT Is 'Minor League'

"It was a stroke of genius by Vince McMahon to put NXT on against us..."

Chris Jericho spoke to Grado on the premiere episode of the Wrestling Daft Podcast and was asked about the Wednesday Night Wars. The AEW World Champion said he was always confident they'd win in the ratings because they had the star power.
'NXT is still the minor league. Those guys are still unknown performers, it's not a competition to us and I knew we'd win because we have more star power. When you look at the end of our first week of TV who was out there at the end? Chris Jericho - we know him! Dustin Rhodes - we know him! Jon Moxley - we know him, he used to be another name and but we know who that is. Jim Ross is commentating - I know that guy!'

Jericho went on to say that Vince McMahon's decision to put NXT up against AEW was to keep the competition away from WWE's flagship shows.
'Our competition is RAW, is SmackDown, is Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, and all those guys!

I think it was a stroke of genius by Vince McMahon to put NXT on against up because it took the focus off "the main show and AEW" and put it on "the minor league and AEW"'.

AEW Dynamite has consecutively defeated NXT on USA in the ratings since the beginning of the 'Wednesday Night Wars'.

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