Speaking with Action Sports Jax ahead of last night’s Revolution pay-per-view, Cody Rhodes said that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has been destroying WWE NXT in the ratings for over a year now.
When asked about the reports that NXT is going to be moving to Tuesday night’s next month, Cody Rhodes spoke about how going head-to-head with AEW has impacted NXT’s viewership figures:
“We have destroyed them for over a year now in that space. Them leaving, perhaps that opens up a different viewership for us on Wednesdays. We’re not reactionary to their booking and won’t change anything we do with what they decide to do on Wednesdays. There are a lot of smart people who work for WWE and perhaps they are planning something else, maybe it’s Wednesday Night Raw for all I know. I’m not assuming their white flag, moving to Tuesday nights, is a true white flag. I’ll wait and see. In the interim, we’ll continue to come up with new content, great stories, and make new kings and queens on our roster. If you’re ever backstage at AEW no one is talking about our competition.”
Cody Rhodes seems to suggest that he wouldn’t be too shocked if WWE puts another of their shows on the Wednesday night slot, something that fans have speculated could be in the works.
It’s important to note that while reports have suggested that NXT is going to be moving over to Tuesday nights, WWE has not confirmed the move. Stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for any updates on the matter.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.