WWE News: Chris Jericho reveals surprising reason why WWE congratulated AEW
WWE congratulating AEW
AEW defeated NXT in the ratings with 1.4 million viewers in two hours, while NXT's viewership was 891,000 viewers over two hours.
WWE congratulated AEW, saying that the fans were the "real winners", and that the competition between the two firms is a "marathon" and not a "sprint".
Jericho reveals why WWE congratulated AEW
“Because they’re embarrassed. I know how they work. And the fact is, I haven’t seen the actual rating but I’m assuming they know how it is, and I think we probably kicked their ass. They started this. Everything that they’ve done has been a reactionary move to us. We’re not in a war with anybody besides ourselves.
"I don’t care if you resurrect John and George and it’s the reunion of the Beatles at the Super Bowl or whatever. All that matters is our show. You can put anything up against us, and we can’t compete with that. We can compete with what we’re doing." (H/T 411Mania)
Jericho stated that WWE were the ones who started the "war" between AEW and NXT, and that it is not a war for AEW.
What's next for AEW and WWE?
AEW will return next Wednesday for All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite against NXT once again. WWE, though, will air SmackDown on FOX for the first time this week, on Friday, followed by Hell in a Cell, which will take place on Sunday.
Published 04 Oct 2019, 11:30 IST