Following recent comments where Triple H regarding the Wednesday Night Wars, Chris Jericho has given his reaction including claiming that NXT sucks.
Ahead of Clash At The Castle, Triple H was asked his opinion of the time when NXT and AEW went head to head. In the interview with Ariel Helwani, he took a somewhat sarcastic approach, saying that it was good for Tony Khan’s side to beat WWE’s developmental territory.
In an interview with Alex McCarthy from Inside The Ropes on behalf of talkWRESTLING, Chris Jericho has gone against what ‘The King Of Kings’ said and claimed that he is changing the narrative from the Wednesday Night Wars to suit him.
Once again it is just changing the narrative and changing the history, which makes me laugh. Because when it started, it was not developmental, it was a third brand, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and all the other bullsh*t that they said, so of course we [AEW] beat the developmental or whatever you want to call it, but who gives a sh*t?
It’s such old news, and the show sucks, NXT sucks, it’s not a good show, and they know it. Whether they were punished or not, they probably were punished. That’s probably why Triple H said those things because he is angry that we beat them, and he is probably angry that we exist. But you know, we don’t care about WWE, we care about our show, we care about putting on the best stories that we can put on, we care about building our fanbase and building our ratings.
Continuing on, Chris Jericho discussed how Triple H is likely just annoyed how AEW continues to progress.
We will continue to exist and I will tell you this, my boss has a lot more money than his boss does. A lot more. So you want to go to that and, we are not going anywhere, we will continue to grow. That p*sses them off and why wouldn’t it? They had a monopoly for so long and don’t like the fact that we exist and that’s fine. We don’t care that they exist, God bless them. They are running a show in front of 50,000 people, why would he care about us? But you know, he should, and he does, and that’s why he said those things.
The Wednesday Night Wars came about when AEW launched its weekly Dynamite event in October 2019, going up against what was then WWE’s black and gold brand. This went on until NXT moved to Tuesday nights in April 2021, taking away the competitive element.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.