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Cody Rhodes On Why He Won’t Talk About AEW vs NXT TV Ratings

All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes recently had a conversation with Alex McCarthy of TalkSport on a number of topics, including why he won’t ever talk about the ratings war between AEW and NXT.

This is what Cody Rhodes said:

“I think early on we were looking at it, and there’s really that specialness with ‘X’ amount of wrestling fans tuning in on a Wednesday night.” “As a big wrestling fan, what does that mean to me, etc. I think now with where we’re at and as we’re gearing towards our next big pay-per-view, and we’re gearing towards Fight for the Fallen, we really have to put our focus on having the best show.”

“It’s really easy to get caught up in the weeds with like, ‘for X amount of weeks we beat WWE in the ratings’ or get into this wild demo discussion — if you ever catch me tweeting about the demos, please just delete my account. And it’s not wrong, I respect everyone that is bringing it up. I don’t make the ‘Top 50,’ that’s the thing. People spam me and the management core — Showbuzz Daily, they make the ‘Top 50.’ We don’t make the lists. So, if we’re ahead of your favorite or your favorite shows, spam them! [Laughs] I don’t know what to tell you!”

The American Nightmare “Cody Rhodes” then talked about his focus ultimately is to put the best show for wrestling fans, but still wanting to look at the data that comes a day after Dynamite airs.

This is what Cody Rhodes said:

“But my focus, I don’t get caught in the weeds.” “Thursday is the day all that data comes down and you look at everything. Minute-by-minute, did someone tune out here? You have to ask yourself, why did they tune out? Is it an anomaly? Is it a pattern? Again, we have great people flanking us who put this all in black and white on a grid for us so that we can be accountable. if you’re not drawing viewers, you have to at least address the problem.”

“That’s the one day it gets really analytical and looking into the data. But for me, creatively and as a competitor and artist, it’s about having the best show, something that people talk about evokes emotion, creates memories and brings them joy during this period.”

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