• “NXT sucks. We don’t care about WWE” – AEW Star Chris Jericho Fires Back At Triple H
The Wednesday Night War between AEW’s #1 TV show Dynamite and WWE’s #3 TV show (and developmental show) NXT ran for almost 2 years.
It ended with AEW beating NXT in viewership and 18-49 demo ratings for most of the weeks (except a few weeks where NXT won).
There were rumors that Vince McMahon decided to punish NXT and its officials by ending that version of the show and debuting NXT 2.0.
Triple H was asked about this rumor during an interview with Ariel Helwani and below is what The Game said:
“People put so much pressure on all this competitive war, but it never was that. They beat our developmental system. Good for them.
It was never that. Here was never even a pressure of ‘you have to beat that.’
It was put on the best product we could. It shifted over time. During the pandemic, it shifted over time.”
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) September 2, 2022
During an interview with Alex McCarthy, fellow WWF Legend & current AEW Superstar Chris Jericho had the following to say about Triple H’s comments:
“Once again it is just changing the narrative and changing the history, which makes me laugh.
Because when it started, it was not developmental, it was a third brand, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and all the other bullsh*t that they said, so of course we [AEW] beat the developmental or whatever you want to call it, but who gives a sh*t?
It’s such old news, and the show sucks, NXT sucks, it’s not a good show, and they know it. Whether they were punished or not, they probably were punished.
That’s probably why Triple H said those things because he is angry that we beat them, and he is probably angry that we exist. But you know, we don’t care about WWE, we care about our show, we care about putting on the best stories that we can put on, we care about building our fanbase and building our ratings.
We will continue to exist and I will tell you this, my boss has a lot more money than his boss does. A lot more. So you want to go to that and, we are not going anywhere, we will continue to grow.
That pisses them off and why wouldn’t it? They had a monopoly for so long and don’t like the fact that we exist and that’s fine. We don’t care that they exist, God bless them.
They are running a show in front of 50,000 people, why would he care about us? But you know, he should, and he does, and that’s why he said those things.”
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• On This Day In WCW History (September 2, 1995) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW Fall Brawl 1995” PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
“Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs. Barry Houston
“Flyin” Brian Pillman vs. Otis Apollo
“Pitbull” Sgt Craig Pittman vs. Terry Morgan
Harlem Heat vs. “White Lightning” Tim Horner & Steve Armstrong
Big Bubba Rogers vs. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan