WWE and AEW’s Wednesday Night War started in October 2019 as AEW Dynamite and NXT went head-to-head every week in order to see who would come out the better show. AEW Dynamite would win in the ratings war for the majority of the time. The Wars finally came to an end in April back in 2021 after NXT moved to Tuesday nights. People like Jim Ross believed it was a cop-out.
For 76 weeks the war between the two brands raged on and only on one occasion did AEW lose in the key 18-49 demographic rating against NXT. This was seen as a shock to many but AEW bounced back.
Cody Rhodes was part of the Wednesday Night Wars until the very end, as he was working in AEW before making his way back to WWE last year. Naturally, Rhodes is aware of how things were between both sides.
While speaking with Ariel Helwani, Cody Rhodes talked about his experience leading the charge during the Wednesday Night Wars and the contentious dynamic between AEW and WWE.
“I don’t think there was necessarily bad blood, but that was a contentious thing on Wednesdays in a way for a while, and if anything I hope he [Triple H] would look at that and respect the hustle — What I was out there trying to do then, was for everybody.”
WWE and AEW are on different trajectories now, but that does not mean fans will not stop talking about another war between the two companies. At least, Tony Khan certainly bekives there is a war between WWE and AEW.
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