While NXT and AEW will say every week that there is no competition between the two brands, pro-wrestling fans aren’t all stupid, and therefore we know they’re lying.
Constant counter-programming from both sides illustrates that the Wednesday Night Wars are very much ongoing, but not everyone involved in the war has an interest in getting involved.
Speaking to Wrestling Inc, the Young Bucks revealed that they don’t mind that there’s another show on a Wednesday competing with AEW Dynamite, and explained that they don’t actually watch NXT.
“It’s weird when you’re in the thick of things and you’re in the middle of it all, you don’t even think about it. So it’s probably something we’ll think about later on in life, but as of now, I didn’t even think of that question because we’re so involved with every detail [and] every little thing that’s going on with Dynamite that it’s hard to even think about the other show at all.
“I forget that they have shows. It’s tunnel vision to our own product. It’s like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s right. There’s another show tonight. That’s right.’
“And that’s the mentality of Dynamite and AEW is we’d never wanted to know what that show is doing because we feel like if we do know, then it might screw up our brains and our minds on how we book things as well. So we never have wanted to get caught up in any of that.”
NXT have consistently lost the Wednesday Night War over the past year, with only a handful of victories, so they’d probably rather the Bucks did start watching to boost ratings.