WWE congratulates AEW on defeating NXT in debut ratings but Chris Jericho is not buying it

WWE released a statement following AEW Dynamite winning round 1 in the ratings against NXT. However, Chris Jericho feels that the statement was released because his former company was "embarrassed." Read below to know more about what Chris had to say on the same.
WWE released a statement on AEW Dynamite's successful premiere against NXT.WWE released a statement on AEW Dynamite's successful premiere against NXT.
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It was indeed a crazy week for wrestling fans as they had to choose between WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite. Reliving the Monday Night Wars, it was a night of epic wrestling! Whether it be Finn Balor coming back home to NXT or Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley letting loose and beating the living crap out of each other, one thing was for sure; wrestling fans were in for a wild ride. According to Variety, AEW Dynamite won the first battle as they drew a viewership of 1.4 million viewers in comparison to NXT's 890k viewers.

According to Wrestling Inc, in a statement congratulating AEW, WWE wrote, "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." While this seems like a mature gesture from WWE's behalf, Chris Jericho is not buying any of it.

Talking to Complex Sports, Jericho believes that the reason why his former company issued the statement was "because they're embarrassed," and added, "I know how they work. And the fact is, I haven't seen the actual rating but I'm assuming they know how it is, and I think we probably kicked their ass. They started this. Everything that they've done has been a reactionary move to us. We're not in a war with anybody besides ourselves."

Using The Beatles as an example, the 48-year-old wrestler stated that he doesn't care if they resurrect John and George which leads to a reunion of the iconic band or if it's the Super Bowl, all that matters to the wrestlers in AEW is their show. "You can put anything up against us, and we can't compete with that. We can compete with what we're doing," Chris concluded.

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AEW overall had a better show, even Cornette agreed.

Wwe rocks

WWE forever

WWE forever


WWE is still my favorite.

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