A Dash of Context: The Ongoing Ratings Battle
WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite have been on a collision course since their inception. The wrestling world watched with bated breath as the two wrestling powerhouses went head-to-head last week for the first time in over a year. The outcome? NXT didn’t just win; they dominated the ratings. But don’t get too complacent, WWE—AEW stalwart Chris Jericho has a message for you, and it’s clear: “Don’t get too far up your own ass.”
Chris Jericho’s Take: Unfiltered and Unapologetic
Chris Jericho isn’t your run-of-the-mill wrestler; he’s a veteran with a career that spans decades. So when he sits down to talk wrestling, people listen. In a recent interview with The Messenger, Jericho minced no words about last week’s ratings outcome between NXT and AEW Dynamite.
Jericho pulled no punches, warning WWE to not get too complacent. “This would be like a football game where you bring in all of your top stars from years prior and beat the other team 30-26,” he said. “It’s like a video game. Let’s bring in Tom Brady from five years ago and then play him for one game against Chris Jericho. OK, you guys won, but you only won 30-26.”
Jericho went on to add, “So, don’t get too far up your own ass because you didn’t do that good of a job as far as crushing us. And our show was better than theirs, quite frankly. So, it doesn’t bother me.”
Why Jericho Isn’t Losing Sleep Over Ratings
Jericho’s brand of no-holds-barred honesty may not sit well with everyone, but it’s hard to argue against his logic. WWE may have landed a decisive blow last week, but for Jericho, it’s far from a knockout punch. With a career as illustrious as his, he’s no stranger to ups and downs. And as he puts it, he’s proud to be a part of AEW, haters be damned.
Are We in For a Ratings Renaissance?
Both AEW and NXT racked up impressive ratings in TV domination last week. With the bar set, it remains to be seen whether AEW Dynamite will amp up their offerings enough to claw back the rating charts next time they meet NXT in the ring.
The Ring Awaits
The ball—or rather, the wrestling ring—is now in AEW’s court. As Jericho cautioned WWE, the game is far from over. It will be a true spectacle to watch how these wrestling titans flex their muscles in the ratings game in the weeks to come. And rest assured, Chris Jericho will be front and center, unafraid to speak his mind. After all, it’s what he does best.