WWE & AEW have officially started their rivalry, as both companies put their shows against each other on Wednesday’s.
AEW made their weekly television debut and the fans seemed to enjoy the show. The show featured stars like Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more!
With all the hype AEW has had, they managed to defeat WWE’s NXT in the ratings war. NXT brought in 891,000 viewers, while AEW brought in 1.4 million viewers. The ratings war is just getting started, so it will be interesting to see what the ratings will be for the coming months.
With the AEW’s first show over, let’s take a look at some of the reactions from current and former WWE wrestlers, AEW wrestlers, and other celebrities!
WWE & AEW Reactions
WWE reacts to AEW’s debut on TNT
WWE also reacted to AEW’s debut and they congratulated the company.
“Congratulations to AEW on a successful premiere. The real winners of last night’s head-to-head telecasts of NXT on USA Network and AEW on TNT are the fans, who can expect Wednesday nights to be a competitive and wild ride as this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint.”WWE
Vince Russo was not too happy to see WWE congratulating AEW: Dynamite.
“Congratulations to AEW on a successful premiere.The real winners of last night’s head-to-head telecasts of NXT on USA Network & AEW on TNT are the fans, who can expect Wednesday nights to be a competitive and wild ride as this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint.”
Wonder if @WWE is going to start a trend of companies putting their rivals/competition over. Like maybe Coke telling customers to try Pepsi. @VinceMcMahon what the !@#$% happened to your BRAVADO, BRO?!!!Vince Russo