WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite went head-to-head on Tuesday for a one-off that will forever be known as the Tuesday Night Wars. AEW has gotten the better of WWE in head-to-head competition. The upstart company dominated the Wednesday Night Wars from October 19, 2019 to April 7, 2021. During that span, AEW Dynamite bested WWE NXT in 63 head-to-head showdowns compared to just 10 wins for NXT. The two brands tied twice.
Though he was at the helm during the bitter loss, which resulted in a revamp of the once piping-hot NXT brand, Triple H was dismissive of the Wednesday Night Wars.
“People put so much pressure on this competitive war. It never was that,” Triple H told Ariel Helwani of BT Sport (h/t Wrestling Inc). “First of all, they beat our developmental system. Good for them.”
Even as the favorite to come away with another head-to-head victory, Tony Khan sang a different tone. Following AEW’s triumphs in the Wednesday Night Wars, and even the Friday Night War, The AEW President and CEO will be gunning for AEW to add another notch on its belt.
“It’s ‘Title Tuesday,’ only the second time in ‘Dynamite’ history we’ll have four title matches on the same show,” Khan told Sports Illustrated (h/t Wrestling Inc).
“It’s important for us to be the most-watched wrestling show,” added Khan. “We want to maintain the great audience we consistently have on Wednesdays and bring it to this one-time-only Tuesday special. We want to be the number-one wrestling show this week on Tuesday.”