Chris Jericho Says AEW Sent NXT "Screaming And Yelling" Away From Wednesday Nights In Ratings War

Chris Jericho Says AEW Sent NXT "Screaming And Yelling" Away From Wednesday Nights In Ratings War

Former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has weighed in on the Wednesday Night War between NXT and All Elite Wrestling, sharing his take on how his current company ultimately defeated the WWE show. Check it out!

This week's episode of NXT aired on Tuesday night after the USA Network decided to move the show from Wednesdays in order to make room for hockey. Now, it's no longer going head-to-head with All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite, bringing the "Wednesday Night War" to an end in the process. 

During a recent interview with Forbes, former WWE and AEW Champion Chris Jericho was asked for his thoughts on NXT moving from that Wednesday timeslot, and he didn't hold back! 

"The reason why we won it and won it so handily is we never worried about what anybody else was doing," Le Champion explained. "We just worried about our own show. Of course, we’re competitive. Yes, we wanted to beat NXT. We wanted to drive them screaming and yelling away from Wednesdays and we did that."

That's up for debate, of course, especially as it's been reported by multiple outlets that the decision to move NXT had nothing to do with that ratings "war" and more about the aforementioned NHL games. Regardless, fans are keeping a close eye on the ratings this week to see if both shows benefit. 

We do know that NXT drew 805,000 viewers on Tuesday night, an increase from the previous Wednesday's 768,000. Ultimately, it doesn't appear that there's much crossover between those who watch NXT and Dynamite, and both shows are clearly drawing very different audiences. 

Those Dynamite numbers will be interesting later today, though...

DISCLAIMER: TheRingReport.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
Chris Jericho Says WWE WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH Zombies Set Wrestling Back 30 Years

Chris Jericho Says WWE WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH Zombies "Set Wrestling Back 30 Years"

Last night's WWE WrestleMania Backlash PPV event featured zombie lumberjacks, and AEW's Chris Jericho has now responded by Tweeting that the much-maligned angle "set wrestling back 30 years."
Christopher Daniels Shows Aftermath Of Being Busted Open During AEW DYNAMITE Match

Christopher Daniels Shows Aftermath Of Being Busted Open During AEW DYNAMITE Match

Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian faced The Young Bucks on this past Wednesday's episode of AEW Dynamite, and the former Fallen Angel has now shared a photo of the stitches he received after the match.
Chris Jericho Has Reportedly Suffered A Legitimate Injury Following BLOOD AND GUTS Fall Off The Cage

Chris Jericho Has Reportedly Suffered A Legitimate Injury Following BLOOD AND GUTS Fall Off The Cage

All Elite Wrestling star Chris Jericho took a pretty significant fall off the top of that cage during Blood and Guts, and while much has been made of what he landed on, Le Champion may be legitimately injured.
Latest Headlines
WWE Hall Of Famer Torrie Wilson Strips Off In A Series Of New Inspirational Social Media Photoshoots

WWE Hall Of Famer Torrie Wilson Strips Off In A Series Of New Inspirational Social Media Photoshoots

WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson is an iconic member of the company's women's division, and she's gone fully nude for a new photoshoot shared on social media. Check out the revealing photos after the jump...
Mandy Rose Watched WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH In A VERY Revealing Bikini

Mandy Rose Watched WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH In A VERY Revealing Bikini

Last night's WrestleMania Backlash has received mostly positive reviews (well, aside from the zombies), but Mandy Rose took attention from the show by revealing that she was tuning in wearing a bikini...
Chris Jericho Says WWE WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH Zombies Set Wrestling Back 30 Years

Chris Jericho Says WWE WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH Zombies "Set Wrestling Back 30 Years"

Last night's WWE WrestleMania Backlash PPV event featured zombie lumberjacks, and AEW's Chris Jericho has now responded by Tweeting that the much-maligned angle "set wrestling back 30 years."
ARMY OF THE DEAD Star Dave Bautista Doesn't Want You To Blame Him For WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH's Zombies

ARMY OF THE DEAD Star Dave Bautista Doesn't Want You To Blame Him For WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH's Zombies

WrestleMania Backlash featured a Lumberjack match with zombies surrounding the ring, but Army of the Dead star Dave Bautista most definitely isn't taking credit for one of WWE's worst angles in recent memory.
WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH Results: Roman Reigns Vs. Cesaro Ended With A SHOCK Attack From Seth Rollins

WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH Results: Roman Reigns Vs. Cesaro Ended With A SHOCK Attack From Seth Rollins

Roman Reigns defended his Universal Championship against Cesaro at WrestleMania Backlash, but the night ended with a shocking attack from Seth Rollins. Find out things played out at the PPV right here...
WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH Results: Bobby Lashley Vs. Drew McIntyre Vs. Braun Strowman For The WWE Championship

WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH Results: Bobby Lashley Vs. Drew McIntyre Vs. Braun Strowman For The WWE Championship

Bobby Lashley put the WWE Championship on the line against Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman at WrestleMania Backlash, but who ended up walking out with the title. Find the full results after the jump...