As AEW and WWE went head-to-head, one name thinks both sides won.
With Major League Baseball playoffs airing on TBS on October 11th, AEW Dynamite went head to head with NXT on October 10th. The special Title Tuesday edition of Dynamite not only featured multiple title changes, it also featured the in-ring debut of Adam Copeland as he defeated Luchasaurus.
WWE NXT, meanwhile, pulled out all the stops and announced ahead of the show that John Cena, Cody Rhodes, Asuka, and Paul Heyman would all be in attendance in addition to NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and North American Champion Dominik Mysterio. The sports entertainment giant also teased an appearance from The Undertaker after reports swirled that he would be in the area.
NXT defeated AEW Dynamite in the ratings
According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, WWE NXT drew an average total viewership of 921,000 viewers and earned a 0.3 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.
Meanwhile, AEW Dynamite drew a total average viewership of 609,000 viewers and a 0.26 rating in the key demographic, making NXT the clear winner of the Tuesday Night War.
However, AEW Collision announcer Kevin Kelly thinks both sides can claim a win since it was such a talked about night across the wrestling world as he wrote on social media:
“As someone who worked in WWF during the Monday Night Wars, I thought last night was a win for both sides. Fan excitement and interest has people talking. Ratings move at a glacial pace. Let’s enjoy!”
AEW Collision takes place at its usual time on Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio where Christian Cage will defend the TNT Championship against Bryan Danielson.