“You’re Gonna Have an Egg on Your Face Every Time” – Chris Jericho Takes a Dig at WWE

Published 09/20/2020, 10:09 AM EDT


Chris Jericho is back at taking jabs at WWE. Recently, he and some of his AEW peers spoke about how WWE NXT should not mess with AEW. As per them, NXT was embarrassing itself.

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Chris Jericho speaks out about Wednesday Night Wars

In the latest episode of Talk Is Jericho podcast (H/T Wrestling Inc), Chris Jericho, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and Rocky Romero celebrated the 700th episode. Among other topics, the current ‘Wednesday Night War’ between WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite was discussed.

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“Here’s the thing, this is what I feel and I said it online so I’ll say it here too, NXT, just go,” Jericho stated. “You guys gave a good college try. Go do your own thing on a different night and draw as many numbers as you can. Get great demos because when you come up against us, you’re gonna have an egg on your face every time. ‘The demo thing is a joke.’ It’s not a joke! It’s real.”

Chris Jericho said that NXT should move to some other day. AEW is doing great in terms of ratings, slowly reaching Raw’s status. Jericho also believes it might be the USA Network which is not allowing NXT to shift days.

“They go from a 26 in the demo to a top 10 when they go to Tuesday. Just go; you made your point. Do your thing, but here’s the problem, I don’t think it’s just Vince that wants the competition. I think their network does as well because listen when we do 1.2 million, whether it’s for 10 minutes, 12 minutes, two minutes, whatever, RAW’s lowest hour that same week was 1.6. We’re now getting within striking distance.”

The Demo God said it looks bad on the WWE’s part as the USA Network is paying WWE an insane amount for Raw. Hence, even though NXT’s sudden shift to Tuesday was proven successful, they are back again on Wednesday.

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“So what if they decide to put NXT on a different night, and then suddenly the next two-three weeks or whatever, what if we get one minute higher than RAW does and USA is paying RAW $250 million dollars a year? Whatever it is, that’s bad… So I think it’s all a calculated chess game.”

At the very end, Jericho reasserted that people were busy with their own job. War or no War, AEW, IMPACT, and WWE will put their best foot forward with the “best stories and best shows.”

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Healthy competition makes the best shows. WWE reinvented itself during the Monday Night Wars with WCW. Hopefully, we’ll see something like that again.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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