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Wardlow Discusses The Wednesday Night Wars


Wardlow has given his thoughts on the ‘Wednesday Night Wars’ between AEW Dynamite and NXT. Since Dynamite’s debut, it has gone head to head, for the most part, with the black and gold brand for ratings and dominance.

In the mid to late nineties, it was WWE and WCW going head to head on a different night in the ‘Monday Night Wars.’ Raw and Nitro were must-see television for any wrestling fan as the two companies tried to outdo one another. They came to an end in 2001 when Vince McMahon purchased WCW and the wrestling wars died out.

Speaking to Busted Open Radio, ‘Mr. Mayhem’ gave his thoughts on the rivalry between AEW and NXT and why he believes it is a good thing.

“[I] never really expected that at least not this soon,” Wardlow said of the Wednesday Night Wars. “I assumed over the years that it would get to that point. So, to have a taste of it now, it’s very exciting, because obviously, it was such an exciting time in professional wrestling. When it was the Monday Night Wars, everyone was at the top of their game. It was so entertaining and as a teenager, that was the most fun in wrestling.”

“The competition as we all know; we make each other better. If you don’t have anybody to compete with, you’re going to be stale. I loved the fact that both brands are upping their game and I believe both brands are getting better because of each other and wrestling needs that.”

Wardlow has been aligned with MJF since his AEW debut. The two joined Chris Jericho’s Inner Circle after MJF beat Jericho at Full Gear in 2020. He defeated fellow Inner Circle member Jake Hager on AEW Dynamite’s New Year Smash event.

Credit: Busted Open Radio

h/t Wrestling Inc. for the transcription