A shot across the bow. Back in October 2019, AEW Dynamite and NXT debuted on national television, marking the beginning of the Wednesday Night Wars. The two shows have gone back and forth with some outstanding shows each, with AEW winning all of the ratings battles and most of the viewership battles, though the margins are not exactly dominant. One certain wrestling legend certainly seems to think otherwise though.
AEW has some rather big names on their roster, but Chris Jericho is easily the biggest of all time. Jericho has headlined WrestleMania, along with all kinds of other major shows. No one in AEW is on his level and there are very few wrestlers outside of AEW who are either. It makes sense that AEW has presented him as their top star and as a result, Jericho has the right to brag about some of AEW’s success. That was on full display this week.
This one needs to be seen to be believed. Check out Jericho’s latest bragging points:
During this week’s AEW Dynamite, Jericho and the Inner Circle were in the ring for a promo, with Jericho talking about how his match against Orange Cassidy the previous week drew a large rating. Jericho bragged about being undefeated in the demographics during his time in AEW and named himself the “Demo God”. A rematch with Cassidy was teased, capped off with Jericho and the Inner Circle being doused with orange juice.
Opinion: This is the kind of promo that is going to get people talking though it might not be in the best way. I’m not big on hearing about ratings and audiences during the show. Yes fans are going to hear about such things, but are they going to care that much about them? I don’t really need to hear about those things during the show. Just put on a good show and brag about that. Getting actual numbers into the situation doesn’t exactly sound interesting or appealing, just like all of those shows AEW takes at WWE and NXT.
What did you think of the segment? Should AEW mention the ratings? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!