AEW Star Chris Jericho has responded to Triple H’s comments regarding AEW.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani, which was released on September 2nd, Triple H was asked about AEW and whether or not he received punishment for his NXT brand losing to AEW in the ratings war. To which Triple H replied to by saying it was never a war and that “they beat our developmental system. Good for them.”
Former AEW Champion, Chris Jericho, responded to the comments in an interview with TalkWRESTLING and Inside The Ropes’ Alex McCarthy.
“Once again it is just changing the narrative and changing the history, which makes me laugh. Because when it started, it was not developmental, it was a third brand, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and all the other bullshit that they said, so of course we [AEW] beat the developmental or whatever you want to call it, but who gives a shit? It’s such old news, and the show sucks, NXT sucks, it’s not a good show, and they know it. Whether they were punished or not, they probably were punished. That’s probably why Triple H said those things because he is angry that we beat them, and he is probably angry that we exist. But you know, we don’t care about WWE, we care about our show, we care about putting on the best stories that we can put on, we care about building our fanbase and building our ratings.”Chris Jericho
Jericho continued, talking about AEW’s financial backing and persistence and why WWE is bothered.
“We will continue to exist and I will tell you this, my boss has a lot more money than his boss does. A lot more. So you want to go to that and, we are not going anywhere, we will continue to grow. That isses them off and why wouldn’t it? They had a monopoly for so long and don’t like the fact that we exist and that’s fine. We don’t care that they exist, God bless them. They are running a show in front of 50,000 people, why would he care about us? But you know, he should, and he does, and that’s why he said those things.”Chris Jericho
The “Wednesday Night War” lasted from October 2019 to April 2021 when NXT aired its last Wednesdays episode before moving to Tuesdays and rebranding as NXT 2.0. AEW Dynamite won in the 18-49 demographic 74-1