Chris Jericho Discusses AEW Versus NXT On Busted Open Radio (w/Audio)

Chris Jericho Discusses AEW Versus NXT On Busted Open Radio (w/Audio)

Chris Jericho was a recent guest on Busted Open Radio and discussed the reports of NXT moving to the USA Network on Wednesday nights to go head-to-head with AEW.

Jericho noted that he believes that there is already too much WWE programming as it is. Jericho said:

“I think WWE is great but there’s too much WWE as it is. By adding another two hours, that really dilutes the product, it dilutes their mindset, it dilutes the focus. It’s a reactionary move that’s done by a guy who wants to start a war. We don’t care if you want to start a war, that was never our intention. There’s no war for us, we’re just doing what we’re doing. People there don’t like that and they’re reacting to it, and it just dilutes their own product.

You remember in the 90s, Nitro would start at 7:57 and RAW started at 8:00, and the reason that we started early is because we wanted our pyro to be before theirs. Who gives a crap? What’s the show like? Don’t worry about what the other guys are doing, worry about your own stuff.

I don’t care about any other wrestling company in the world. I want everyone to do good, everyone be the best that you can be, whether it’s WWE, Ring Of Honor, Impact, New Japan, AAA or friggin’ George Swanson’s show at the Armory on a Friday night. Do your thing. We don’t care, and I think that’s one of the things that makes us cool. It’s a typical thing, the more other people will do, the more it makes us look revolutionary and cool, and we haven’t even started yet. Just wait until we start.”

Jericho also felt that having NXT air on Wednesday nights probably won’t affect them as he feels a large percentage of their audience already don’t watch WWE.

“We still don’t know who our fan base is,” Jericho admitted. “I don’t think that there’s a lot of crossover between WWE fans and AEW fans. I think a lot of people that are into AEW are people that maybe haven’t watched wrestling in a while, or maybe are looking for something different. Maybe they don’t like WWE, I don’t know.”

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