• “They probably got tired of getting their a$$ beat every week” – WWE Hall Of Famer
Current AEW Commentator Jim Ross was recently interviewed by Jimmy Varsallone and they talked about WWE moving its developmental brand NXT from Wednesday to Tuesday.
NXT used to go head-to-head with Tony Khan’s AEW Dynamite every Wednesday night, but AEW defeated them in the television ratings battle in most weeks.
Here’s what the 2007 WWE Hall of Famer said:
“It was obvious, WWE goes on Wednesdays, head-to-head with us, in hopes it would hurt our growth. It didn’t happen.
They probably got tired of getting their a$$ beat every week. They have a lot of stroke with USA, so they made a move.
It helped them and they have more viewers, we have more viewers, and fans don’t have to make a decision. If it’s fan-friendly, it’s a good move.”
While Dynamite did defeat NXT, NXT used to air on Wednesday nights way before Dynamite debuted. The only move WWE made was to put NXT on the USA Network a couple of weeks before Dynamite’s debut episode. NXT used to air only on the WWE Network prior to that.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 14, 1998) – ECW It Ain’t Seinfeld
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 14, 1998, Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling hosted ‘ECW It Ain’t Seinfeld’ at the Elks Lounge #878 in Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, New York.
This show included the debut of the self awarded ECW FTW World Heavyweight Championship by Taz.
Below are the results of the show:
– Jerry Lynn defeated Justin Credible
– Sabu defeated Danny Doring
– Chris Candido defeated Jamie Dundee
– The Blue World Order defeated The Full Blooded Italians
– Lance Storm defeated Balls Mahoney
– ECW World Television Championship: Rob Van Dam (c) wrestled Mikey Whipwreck to a no-contest
– Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Axl Rotten
– The Dudley Brothers defeated The Sandman, Spike Dudley & Tommy Dreamer