This week officially changed the Wrestling world
AEW Dynamite premiered on TNT and NXT premiered a full two hours on USA.
WWE’s internal reaction to AEW Dynamite was that of impressiveness and slight nervousness as they know AEW means business and has the audience to compete.
Vince McMahon and Triple H are said to be in “War Mode” and doing everything in their power to not lose the “Wednesday Night Wars” including stacking up the NXT roster with Finn Bálor and additional main roster stars to be moved to the NXT brand in the near future.
WWE also feels they are going to lose some ground due to the fact that NXT is filmed in a small Full Sail venue while AEW is a touring show in major arenas across the nation. This is something WWE may change and they are currently discussing NXT to be a touring arena brand as well.
Vince McMahon was not pleased with Kenny Omega’s comments/shots at NXT and Vince feels like Kenny Omega is the major threat on AEW with Omega being the best wrestler on that roster.
AEW is focusing on building a strong core audience and a explosive roster ushering in their own “Style” of pro wrestling. AEW is fully aware of the targets on their back and they know they can beat NXT on Wednesdays.
AEW is in the process of acquiring more talent to fill out a somewhat shallow roster and Marty Scurll is on the top of their list.
TNT will be giving AEW full support advertising wise and may have AEW stars appear court-side at NBA games to give AEW main stream exposure. A resource TNT has due to the NBA on TNT deal.
The Wednesday Night Wars have officially begun. Stay tuned to Slice Wrestling for the latest updates.