Chris Jericho recently spoke with Yahoo Sports to discuss a wide range of topics.
During the interview, he was asked about the Wednesday Night War between WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite. Since it started a year ago, AEW has scored the majority wins in total viewership and key demographics.
Many believe that AEW could grow even more if they didn’t have direct competition from NXT.
“We didn’t start a war or a battle, we are just worried about our own stuff. We don’t care what WWE or NXT does. Obviously we love beating them in the ratings every week, to the point where it’s almost embarrassing at this point, but we’re not obsessed with it.
Twenty years ago there’d be a party if WCW’s pyro went off before WWE’s. Every moment was so intense, every segment of the show had to be mapped out to beat WWE. We’re not like that, we don’t know what NXT is doing and we’re worried about our own show and our own business and I think that’s why we’ve been so successful.”
Jericho also talked about how he chose AEW to make a difference, being the flag bearer for AEW, and more. Check out the full interview here.