Former WWE Referee Jimmy Korderas commented on the ongoing “Wednesday Night War” between NXT and AEW, saying the numbers “are getting a bit closer.”
During an appearance on The Wrestling INC Daily Podcast, the veteran WWE referee said he keeps a close eye on AEW and NXT, but is more drawn to NXT as a product.
Here’s what Jimmy Korderas had to say about the Wednesday Night Wars:
“It’s going to be interesting. I think the numbers from last week showed that maybe something connects here. “” It’s getting a little closer. I like the fact that the two shows are presented differently. I don’t want to sound like I’m playing one horn on the other, but the style presented by NXT is a style that sort of resonates with me as an older wrestling fan, and I know AEW is appealing to a younger audience, a younger demographic. “- WrestlingINC
Jimmy Korderas says the AEW / NXT Wednesday Night War is “over”
While Korderas was adamant that both shows provide awesome wrestling viewing experiences and that he enjoys watching them both, it would not take long to note that he believes the conflict between the two brands is ” completed”.
He would go on to say that, logically, wrestling fans could forget about the competition between the two and just watch the two shows at different times, given that they are both being broadcast live at the same time.
“And that doesn’t mean that I don’t like what I see when I look at them. I like it differently, and with both products, there are things I see that I’m saying, “I wish they had. I wish they had done it a little differently, ”and so on. That being said, I think they continue on their own path [and] stay in their own ways rather than trying to copy … I think this whole “Wednesday Night War” thing is over. Can’t we just take advantage of both? I know they’re on at the same time, but in today’s technologically advanced age, you can watch both, maybe not both at the same time. “
AEW has beaten NXT in weekly viewership for most weeks over the past twelve months. However, the numbers have been close on several occasions and the Wednesday Night War remains a key talking point for many wrestling fans.