The Wednesday Night War got underway this week and its AEW that has delivered the first significant blow to WWE's NXT in the TV ratings, and Chris Jericho is fired up.
AEW and the debut of their Dynamite weekly show on TNT destroyed NXT on the USA Network in the Wednesday Night War TV ratings this week, beating them 1,409,000 to 891,000 according to reports.
WWE sent out a congratulatory message to AEW for their success, stating that the real winner on the night was 'the fans, who can expect Wednesday nights to be a competitive and wild ride as this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint'.
However, in response to this message, Chris Jericho has fired back at WWE, stating their congratulatory message was to cover up their embarrassment over being beaten in the ratings.
- WATCH: Moxley hits Death Rider on Omega through glass table
- John Cena won't be on Friday Night SmackDown
- Randy Orton wants to face The Rock at WrestleMania 36
"And the fact is, I haven’t seen the actual rating but I’m assuming they know how it is, and I think we probably kicked their ass.
"They started this. Everything that they’ve done has been a reactionary move to us. We’re not in a war with anybody besides ourselves.
"I don’t care if you resurrect John and George and it’s the reunion of the Beatles at the Super Bowl or whatever. All that matters is our show. You can put anything up against us, and we can’t compete with that. We can compete with what we’re doing.”
The TV ratings weren't released until after WWE had sent their congratulatory message, but it looks as though Jericho feels WWE knew already that they had been beat.
The AEW World Champion commented on his promotion beating NXT as well, as he said: “They kinda started this war, and the very first night they got destroyed.
"Big deal, it’s our first debut, great. But they have to come back and say, ‘It’s a marathon and not a one-night sprint.’ Who’s ever said it’s a one-night sprint? It’s not a war for us.
"Now, we’re placed in one, and we’re gonna kick ass because we’re gonna do what we do very, very well. There’s a little bit of an arrogance toward us that’s now gone.”
The Wednesday Night War between AEW and NXT are well and truly underway.News Now - Sport News