Chris Jericho Says WWE NXT Should "Retreat" To Another Night
"We're not going anywhere"...
Since The Wednesday Night Wars started on October 2, 2019, AEW: Dynamite and WWE NXT have gone head to head on a weekly basis. The black and gold brand has often struggled against Dynamite, however, and there have been multiple reports in the past week which revealed WWE has discussed moving NXT to another night.
Amidst these reports, former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho appeared on Busted Open Radio and said he thinks NXT "should retreat" and move to another night.
The Demo God said: "Once again, it was never a war for me. This is a war that was thrust upon us by a company that is very petty and very spiteful and we know the reason why NXT was moved to Wednesday nights. To mess with us. We get it. We pay attention to what we are doing. We don't care what they're doing and we have no interest in it. If you watch us, you get the ratings, where we beat them week after week. We beat them in the demos where people think it's jokes. The only thing that matters is the TV networks and advertisers that listed 18-49 demo. Look it up. We win every week."
He later added: "They should retreat. They should move to any other night. Get away from us! You guys got a great program and it's good, why would you want to sacrifice your own ratings just to be spiteful and petty to go head to head with AEW? We're not going anywhere and put on anything you want - we'll continue to beat you. It is a retreat, but it's also the right move from a business standpoint. Get your head out of your rear end and just worry about your product the same way we worry about ours. If they move to Tuesday, smart move. That way you guys can get your 850 thousand, 900 thousand. Whatever! Get 10 million viewers. Congratulations! Let us do our thing and we'll get over a million. I think it's a smart move business-wise on theirs. They lost! There's nothing wrong with conceding defeat, moving to a different night, and worrying about your show and not worrying about going head to head with AEW because you can't stop us."
H/T to WrestlingInc. for the transcription.