The ratings are due in shortly but it looks like the first round of the supposed Wednesday Night War belonged to AEW!
According to early figures, more people tuned in to the debut of Dynamite (which featured the debut of former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jake Hager, the crowning of the first AEW Women’s Champion, and a blistering match between "Hangman" Adam Page and PAC) than this week's NXT (a heavily stacked wrestling show featuring the Wednesday Night returns of Finn Balor and Tommaso Ciampa).
With the numbers appearing to go in the favour of AEW, WWE released a statement tipping their proverbial hat to Cody et al: “Congratulations to AEW on a successful premiere. The real winners of last night's head-to-head telecasts of NXT on USA Network and AEW on TNT are the fans, who can expect Wednesday nights to be a competitive and wild ride as this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint."
This was certainly an exciting start for All Elite Wrestling and a great result for wrestling in general. Let’s do it all again next week!