Cody Rhodes has had some strong words regarding NXT and says that WWE might be planning something else for Wednesday nights should NXT move to Tuesdays.
Recent reports have suggested that the black and gold brand may be moving nights. With some reports stating this could happen as soon as following WrestleMania. This would mark the end of the so-called ‘Wednesday Night Wars’ that saw NXT and AEW Dynamite go head-to-head.
Speaking to Action Sports Jax, the AEW EVP gave his thoughts on a potential move for NXT and how he feels it wouldn’t affect what AEW does.
“We have destroyed them for over a year now in that space. Them leaving, perhaps that opens up a different viewership for us on Wednesdays. We’re not reactionary to their booking and won’t change anything we do with what they decide to do on Wednesdays. There are a lot of smart people who work for WWE and perhaps they are planning something else, maybe it’s Wednesday Night Raw for all I know. I’m not assuming their white flag, moving to Tuesday nights, is a true white flag. I’ll wait and see. In the interim, we’ll continue to come up with new content, great stories, and make new kings and queens on our roster. If you’re ever backstage at AEW no one is talking about our competition.”
Cody Rhodes first responded to the rumours of NXT moving night in an Inside The Ropes exclusive. Rhodes referenced the statement WWE put out after the debut of AEW Dynamite beat NXT handily in the ratings that night.
“If we’re no longer going to be opposed on Wednesday night, I’m sure we’ll come up with some wonderful statement. What could I say? ‘Congratulations to NXT on a successful move to Tuesday nights. The real winners are the fans who can watch NXT and Dynamite live every week as this is a marathon and not a one-night sprint.’ I could say that, but I don’t want to be sassy or a jerk because I think them moving, perhaps something else will end up on Wednesdays.”
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