AEW star Chris Jericho responded to comments made by WWE’s Triple H on the two company’s ratings war in an interview.
AEW and WWE’s NXT competed in what fans called The Wednesday Night Wars for a year and a half until NXT moved to Tuesday nights.
Triple H recently said in an interview that it was an “imaginary war” and Jericho does not believe that is WWE’s stance.
The former AEW Champion told The New York Post “It will be there for the rest of time, it was an ‘imaginary war,’ and if it wasn’t a war why did they take Wednesday night the exact same time that we had?
“It was there to take away our ratings and for us not to get re-signed.
“Three months after that started we were re-signed to a hundreds-of millions-of-dollars extension. They failed.”
DANIEL Bryan is officially a free agent after his WWE contract expired last week.
Bryan’s contract ended following Friday’s SmackDown and there is no non-compete clause leaving him free to take offers from other promotions, according to Fightful.
The former champion lost Friday’s match to Roman Reigns, which resulted in a ban from SmackDown.
He was quickly moved to the Alumni section on the official WWE website after the show.
Bryan has discussed his desire to wrestle in other promotions during his last run as a full-time wrestler.
Elsewhere, former WWE stars Jessica McKay and Cassie Lee have announced a new podcast called ‘Off Her Chops’ via Instagram.
On Tuesday, the duo – known as the IIconics in WWE – revealed the new project after they were released from the company in April.
Both have already embraced their post-WWE careers by filing trademarks to get their ring names back.
No more information has been given about the podcast, but the two are real-life best friends with parallel wrestling careers.
Following April’s Wrestlemania, WWE moved NXT from Wednesday night to Tuesday night so that it was no longer competing with AEW Dynamite.
NXT airs on USA Network and is also available on the WWE network.
All Elite Wrestling will continue on Wednesdays showcasing their talented roster on TNT.
Newcomer AEW offers a mix of indie darlings, such as Thunder Rosa, wrestling legends, such as “Demo God” Chris Jericho and Jim “JR” Ross, and up-and-coming stars, such as Tay Conti, Jade Cargill, and Britt Baker.
Fans of Impact! Wrestling can now watch their favorite stars, including current Impact KNOCKOUTS champion Deonna Purrazzo, on Thursday night on Twitch, and on AXSTV.
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Source: The Sun
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