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AEW Dynamite launched on Wednesday nights on TNT in October of 2019, and a few weeks before NXT went live on USA Network on Wednesday nights. The head to head battle was dubbed the Wednesday Night Wars and for the majority of the weeks that AEW and NXT went head to head it was AEW that came out ahead in the ratings.

When NXT was relaunched as NXT 2.0 it was rumored that WWE revamped the show after the brand lost the Wednesday Night Wars. Triple H recently spoke to Ariel Helwani about the situation and he noted that it wasn’t the competitive war that some people made it out to be.

“People put so much pressure on this competitive war, it never was that. Look, first of all, they beat our developmental system? Good for them, right? [laughs]

No it was never that. [competitive war] There was never even a pressure of ‘You have to beat that.’ It was never that. It was put on the best product that we could. Like I said, it [NXT] shifted over time, in the pandemic all of that shifted over time.”

Both NXT and AEW will be putting on big events this Sunday as NXT presents Worlds Collide and AEW presents the All Out pay-per-view. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.