“We’ve Destroyed Them”- AEW Superstar Cody Rhodes Reacts to Rumors of WWE NXT Moving to Tuesday

Published 03/09/2021, 11:12 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 04: Cody Rhodes makes a surprise appearance during the All Elite Wrestling panel during 2019 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center on October 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for WarnerMedia Company)


The Wednesday Night Wars might end soon with rumors of NXT moving to Tuesday night going around. It was truly fun while it lasted, but one brand triumphed over the other in a dominant fashion. AEW soundly beat NXT in the ratings war, and their Executive Vice-President Cody Rhodes had a defining statement to make.

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Cody Rhodes declares victory in the ratings war with NXT

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Cody Rhodes is one of the many reasons AEW beat NXT in the ratings war. His TNT Championship reign and his open challenges were excellent, and they really drew in lots of eyes. In an interview with Austen Lane of ESPN690, the former WWE superstar talked about beating his former employer moving to Tuesday nights.

“There was a fun nature to the Wednesday Night Wars that plenty of people took very seriously. But, we’re being honest, and not trying to sound braggadocios, but this is just a run through. 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.”

Cody claimed AEW isn’t reactionary to WWE’s booking at all. Even stated WWE might have Wednesday Night Raw, so moving to Tuesday might not be a surrender, but a sign of things to come. “I’m not assuming moving to Tuesday nights, is a true white flag. I’ll wait and see.”

He praised the positivity in the AEW locker room and mentioned that no one talks about WWE in the AEW locker room.

Is NXT really moving to Tuesday nights?

According to the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast, a very reliable source has informed them that NXT is moving to Tuesday nights. This will be the end of a very entertaining and exciting era, but only if the rumors are true.

This Wednesday, NXT General Manager William Regal has two huge announcements to make. Many speculate that one of the two announcements will be the move to Tuesday nights. The second one is rumored to involve the introduction of a new set of titles in NXT.

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The Wednesday Night Wars provided us with spectacular matches and the wrestling product of the most supreme quality. From the first episode of AEW Dynamite to probably the last episode of NXT before moving, AEW and NXT have provided us with two years of fantastic wrestling on Wednesday nights.

We only hope that this move to Tuesday doesn’t lead to a reduction in quality, and neither brand gets lazy without the competition.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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