This week NXT went live on the USA Network, and the Wednesday Night Wars are quickly approaching as the stars of All Elite Wrestling prepare to go live on Wednesday nights on TNT next month.
Kenny Omega is one of AEW’s biggest stars, and during a recent interview with Sportskeeda he commented on AEW going head to head with NXT.
“You can call it a war if you want. It’s like, to me, we’re in a completely different kind of business. I mean what they’re doing is different from what we’re doing. It’s weird, because it’s hard to say you’re going to war with people that I call my friends. And yet, we are going to war. And yet, when I sit back and look at the grand picture, I’m going to war with these dudes that, if we were on the same show together, the same promotion…let’s pretend there were no borders. Let’s pretend there were no promotions. Let’s just pretend there’s just one big promotion. If these guys were in the same show as me, they’d be in the dark match. They’d be in the opening match of my main event match.”
The former IWGP Heavyweight Champion went on to say that AEW will feature “not developmental talent but real stars.”
“You wanna call that a war, you wanna call that competition? Go ahead. Maybe it’s fun for you to do. That’s cool. But we’re different planets. And you’re going to see that right away, when you see 10000+ arenas sold out. You’re going to see smiles on fans’ faces. You’re going to see real stars. Not developmental talent but real stars appearing on your television sets, every week.”
Which show will you be watching when the Wednesday Night Wars kick off, AEW or NXT? Sound off in the comments below.