Top AEW Star “Le Champion” Chris Jericho, who is A.K.A “The Demo God” recently took to his Talk Is Jericho podcast, where he talked about the Wednesday Night Ratings War between AEW and NXT.
According to Le Champion, NXT gave a good college try when it comes to the Wednesday Night Ratings War, but when they go up against AEW, they just have egg on their face.
Chris also said that NXT can draw as many numbers as they can and get great numbers on their demos if they just move to Tuesday nights permanently since they do a lot better on Tuesdays.
Jericho then said that NXT remains on Wednesday nights because WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as well as the USA Network wants the competition.
This is what Chris Jericho said:
“NXT, just go, you guys gave a good college try. Go do your own thing on a different night, draw as many numbers as you can, get great demos because when you come up against us, you have egg on your face. The demo thing isn’t a joke, it’s real. They go from 26th to the top ten when they are on Tuesday, just go.
Here’s the problem, I don’t think it’s just Vince that wants the competition, the network does as well. When we do 1.2 million, whether it’s ten minutes, two minutes, whatever.
Raw’s lowest hour that same week was 1.6 million. We’re within striking distance. So, what if they decide to put NXT on a different night and the next two to three weeks, what if we get one minute higher than Raw and USA is paying Raw $250 million a year? That’s bad. It’s all a calculated chess game.”