Is The Wednesday Night War Already OVER? - AEW & NXT Preview

  • Published: 16 October 2019
  • Adam Wilbourn, Michael Sidgwick and Adam Nicholas discuss the war between AEW & NXT and preview tonight's shows...

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Comments • 497

  • Scott Grow
    Scott Grow  2 months back

    There was never a war

    • Zero
      Zero  2 months back

      It's a War people. If it wasn't Vince wouldn't have bother putting NXT same day as AEW.

      AEW might have not wanted to compete against WWE but Vince is.

        ALMIGHTY IRONHEAD25  2 months back

        Nobody cares!!! Lol!!! GAY E DUBYA MARKS!!! AHHHHH HAAAAA!!!! You DORKS fell for it hook line and sinker....

        • Tinker Bell
          Tinker Bell  2 months back

          Wcw back under see banner it's awesome who gives two shots about nxt...

          • Johnny Lowry
            Johnny Lowry  2 months back

            Their never was a Wednesday Night War but this is what media does...

            Turns nothing into something to gain profit.

            Where’s Adam???

            • GentlemanBystander
              GentlemanBystander  2 months back

              It's like looking at three iterations of the same shut-in virgin.

              • MegaHaymaster
                MegaHaymaster  2 months back


                • Leaddevo
                  Leaddevo  2 months back

                  NXT will only be for the 'Hardcore' wrestling fans. AEW is casting the net much further in terms of production values. They are looking for that WCW crowd on top of the lapsed WWE fan. TV14 also allows for more mature & believable storytelling. It's the kick up the backside pro wrestling in the west has needed for 10 years.

                  • Zachary Kopplin
                    Zachary Kopplin  2 months back

                    I’m not sure it’s fair to say the war is over. Technology and the way we watch TV has changed mightily since the original wrestling wars. Because of NXT’s broadcast origins, I’m pretty set in my ways of consuming NXT. I’ll typically watch the black and gold brand once a or twice month on the network to catch-up on 3 to 4 episodes. Now with NXT on USA and Hulu, I’ll continue to watch NXT later because I don’t have a DVR and watch AEW live.

                    By the way, AEW is smart to not have their product available next day on a streaming platform as this move forces more people to at least record it to get the +1 ratings or watch it live to drive up viewership. As for WWE, their NXT rating is mostly likely diluted by streaming viewership. WWE doesn’t release network or Hulu viewership so we’ll never really know NXT’s true reach every week.

                    Lastly, while competition is great, I’m not sure I want to devote 9 hours of my weeknights every week to live wrestling. Hulu condensed Raw, Smackdown, and NXT is much more attractive to me than sitting through all those ad breaks or matches/segments I that don’t find interesting. I’m sure many people feel the same way.

                    • Mustadio -
                      Mustadio -  2 months back

                      sidgwick needs to stop making predictions on ratings. Last week he had aew +100k and in reality it was -391k. Now he's predicting 'blood bath'

                      • Tecsun PL-680
                        Tecsun PL-680  2 months back

                        There is no way that NXT beats AEW Dynamite in the ratings. Some of you can't see the forest through the trees (or you are obtusely biased). NXT is a C-level show, third-rate to casual viewers. Dynamite is AEW's only show. AEW is going to have so much more hype week in and week out with its main characters. NXT is lifeless when it comes to on-screen drama. WWE's talent sucks at cutting promos too. I stopped watching wrestling around 2002. I've tried watching an episode of Raw or Smackdown every now and then to get myself back into it and it always failed. AEW is bringing back the intensity, the drama and a PG-14 approach. WWE's borderline G-rated children approach is stale. If they cultivated characters like back in the day with Hogan, Macho Man, Warrior, Giant, Slaughter, The Rockers, Money-Man, Rude, Hart, Sid,
                        etc then maybe they could get away with G-rated. But they haven't developed a meaningful character since before John Cena. None of their new characters know how to cut a promo.

                        • Jason Goddard
                          Jason Goddard  2 months back

                          Don't think so cos aew last night was dreadful what's the hype in omega nothing special and ambrose some how looks worse in the ring now then wwe

                          • Dave Mack
                            Dave Mack  2 months back

                            Of course not, not even watching the video, absolute drivel...AEW is 3 weeks into weekly television and has nearly ran out of new matches. If you say ratings and people watch their wrestling differently then NXT YouTube has millions of views and AEW being the elite has less than a million subscribers and less than that even watch them. Enjoy the fact we have two brands and leave it there. Honestly will not be surprised the day AEW are found to be sponsoring all you podcasts because you all have one very big agenda...slate WWE and praise AEW! Que ups and downs and enfacted ups! Will you mention the outright dangerous move on Daniel', no you wont

                            • Hrishiraj Gupta
                              Hrishiraj Gupta  2 months back

                              @Dave Mack and aew never said there will be no gimmick.

                            • Hrishiraj Gupta
                              Hrishiraj Gupta  2 months back

                              @Dave Mack jerichos personality is of the cocky champion.. We all know he can defeat darby.. Bt he was cocky and darby came out of syllabus by the end... So inner circle intefered.. Verdict inner circle got legitimacy.. Darby got over although he lost.. Jerichos is always over.. Bt he got more heat... No bullshit dq or squash finish.. We got wrestling

                            • Dave Mack
                              Dave Mack  2 months back

                              @Hrishiraj Gupta well Jericho came off weak for me by the end of it. Also is a company who claims to have no heels or faces but does and that there would be no gimmicks but has a dinosaur. These things are never mentioned. I dont want to see it fail, competition is good for everyone but say it as you see it!

                            • Hrishiraj Gupta
                              Hrishiraj Gupta  2 months back

                              @Dave Mack thats called booking without burying anyone... And in the process also making a star... To push someone you don't have to bury the other.

                            • Dave Mack
                              Dave Mack  2 months back

                              @Hrishiraj Gupta explain how what they produce is better? You have kids fighting and their champ cant beat a young guy clean who has two hands behind his back? I am a wrestling fan and appreciate good wrestling. My annoyance is wrestling shows unbalanced reporting. It's not cool to slate AEW....yet

                          • Young Ma
                            Young Ma  2 months back

                            Wwe not winning this war nxt 😝😝😝😝

                            • Tobey Starburst
                              Tobey Starburst  2 months back

                              Don't give shit about NXT please stop talking about it.

                              • cheekclappa69
                                cheekclappa69  2 months back

                                There was never going to be a war because I, like millions of other people don't watch live TV or even have cable anymore and just stream everything on demand. I always thought it was pretty stupid for both aew and nxt to go for a big cable contract at this day and age when a lot of us don't even have regular cable tv channels at all. This is where NWA along with CMLL and others are ahead of them by just streaming and having their content readily available right here on youtube. So the ratings aren't really that relevant and don't matter as much when a good half of the fanbase isn't even tuning in on cable at all. LOL!

                                • Riv era
                                  Riv era  2 months back

                                  Insult for Vince McMahon: You're ruining your own company, for so long besides trying to get your daughter pregnant what have you achieved and accomplished for the last 16 years?

                                  • DL Auvil
                                    DL Auvil  2 months back

                                    real wrestling fans dont watch wee and bxt is coming live from the bingo hall putting taining camp on tv is not gonna get and the suck that is the wee

                                    • fakegibsonssuck
                                      fakegibsonssuck  2 months back

                                      These are typical AEW fanboys. Three dorks that live in their parents basement, never had sex in their lives... These are the kind of geeks that get beat up for their lunch money at school everyday.... Now they can live vicariously through half naked oiled up men that prance around and do back flips and goofy spots so they can watch the wrestlers asses jiggle. Good lord.

                                    • Cesar Canete
                                      Cesar Canete  2 months back

                                      It's funny how people center this war as AEW vs NXT rather than AEW vs WWE. I think NXT is WWE's real flagship show & will be their flagship show in years to come. Raw & Smackdown are both "B & C" shows at this point TBH.

                                      • Josh Hall
                                        Josh Hall  2 months back

                                        Sidwig: “Anythin that's not Dobloo Dobloo E, I'm just gunna beat mah meat to"

                                        • DJ Anthony
                                          DJ Anthony  2 months back

                                          aew won already

                                          • sabini
                                            sabini  2 months back

                                            AEW tonight was Epic!

                                            • Tk 780
                                              Tk 780  2 months back

                                              Truu aew was amazing tonight so many good matches and nxt just wasn't as good

                                              • PRBRP91
                                                PRBRP91  2 months back

                                                Only takes 2 minutes for the WCW comparisons, smark central

                                                • Jacob Schwantz
                                                  Jacob Schwantz  2 months back

                                                  But it was look like wcw. That's common sense

                                              • Demetrius Walls
                                                Demetrius Walls  2 months back

                                                In about a Year at this rate AEW can go up against RAW. They are crushing it. Once people really learn the characters it will even get bigger

                                                • Tyler Thinnes
                                                  Tyler Thinnes  2 months back

                                                  I don’t see that there is a war...AEW and WWE can coexist!

                                                  • Zero
                                                    Zero  2 months back

                                                    Vince McMahon does not want to share the same pool with other wrestling company's.

                                                    Because that would take 3% (random number) future Ads or sponsor from Vince.

                                                    AEW might not want to compete with WWE but Vince does not want them.

                                                    That why Vince put NXT on the same night as AEW, trying to sabotage them out of business.

                                                    So yea it is War for Vince.

                                                • Unusual K
                                                  Unusual K  2 months back

                                                  Am i the only one who does the sidgwik hand gesture?

                                                  • rxhawk75
                                                    rxhawk75  2 months back

                                                    Chris Jericho is the hottest thing in all of wrestling?

                                                  • SuperDuper Geo
                                                    SuperDuper Geo  2 months back

                                                    The issue with NXT is its developmental, other then the top tier guys some people put on mediocre matches compared to AEW where its alot of pros and indy darlings. NXT should have stayed on the network live TV will kill NXT

                                                    • strifenineteen
                                                      strifenineteen  2 months back

                                                      The problem with the "Wednesday night wars" is NXT isn't available to all at the same time. I'm from Canada and we don't get USA so if I want to watch NXT I either have to wait till Friday or I illegally have to stream it (neither which works for ratings on NXT vs. AEW)

                                                      • Josh Almeida
                                                        Josh Almeida  2 months back

                                                        AEW and NXT vs. raw and smackdown

                                                        • Austin Wood
                                                          Austin Wood  2 months back

                                                          I love nxt and I love aew but am I the only one that didn't love Jericho's promo just wondering

                                                          • The mess
                                                            The mess  2 months back

                                                            Stupidest title ever.

                                                            • Black Chapters
                                                              Black Chapters  2 months back


                                                              • vance robinson
                                                                vance robinson  2 months back

                                                                Here We Go Again these AEW marks I don't blame them WWE main roster pisses me off too but NXT is just too good

                                                                • Davonte Taylor
                                                                  Davonte Taylor  2 months back

                                                                  It crazy how fast most YouTube wrestling podcast people have turned their backs on NXT. NXT use to be looked at as the best wrestling promotion in the country, and now after two weeks of AEW (which I watch and enjoy) now NXT needs “a breath of fresh air” or they just aren’t interested in NXT anymore. It’s really sad to see.

                                                                • Joey Miller
                                                                  Joey Miller  2 months back

                                                                  What are your hands doing under that table? WHAT are you doing? Apparently these guys hate WWE.

                                                                  • Zero
                                                                    Zero  2 months back

                                                                    Just for criticizing or not showing excitement for NXT are now WWE hater?.

                                                                    NXT dropping hard in rating at 700,000 on it's 4th week. That show you NXT doing something wrong.

                                                                • Thomas Riddell
                                                                  Thomas Riddell  2 months back

                                                                  One AWE Came to live WWE Died for me I hate the PG WWE

                                                                  • allan mclean
                                                                    allan mclean  2 months back

                                                                    Great stuff gentlemen thank you..

                                                                    • Majin_ Sofìa_
                                                                      Majin_ Sofìa_  2 months back

                                                                      Aew>anything wwe

                                                                      • Danielle Cooper
                                                                        Danielle Cooper  2 months back

                                                                        Totally agree with all of what you're saying. I feel HHH is catering to the loyal nxt fans rather than the fairweather fans. I just hope that everyone gets to like nxt as much as some of us already do. Maybe promotional stuff etc?

                                                                        • Danielle Cooper
                                                                          Danielle Cooper  2 months back

                                                                          NXT won"t leave full sail and tour and still have Mauro. HHH realises what Mauro is to NXT

                                                                          • MrAwpic
                                                                            MrAwpic  2 months back

                                                                            Yeah yeah it’s over, aew won the second they went live.

                                                                            • Ofentse Kgatla
                                                                              Ofentse Kgatla  2 months back

                                                                              Nxt wish they still had the Gargano Ciampa feud. They peaked with emotion there. Still love em but the stories need to pick up soon.

                                                                              • Kevin Solorzano
                                                                                Kevin Solorzano  2 months back

                                                                                Lucha Bros!!! Zero Miedo!!!!

                                                                                • Marcos Innes
                                                                                  Marcos Innes  2 months back

                                                                                  It is not a war it is more like a Pillow fight

                                                                                  • LSW
                                                                                    LSW  2 months back

                                                                                    why does everyone HATE this channel?

                                                                                    • Bustaperizm
                                                                                      Bustaperizm  2 months back

                                                                                      Well. Tune in to get the top 10 reasons people hate this channel.