Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho Slams WWE NXT In Retaliation For Triple H Remark

WWE Chief Content Officer Paul Triple H Levesque mockingly applauded AEW for defeating WWE’s developmental system during the so-called Wednesday Night Wars in a recent interview. Of course, WWE referred to NXT as a third brand on multiple occasions at the time, even having NXT compete in and overpower the cross-brand Survivor Series event in 2019, along with one of AEW’s biggest stars, Chris Jericho, did not participate graciously to what he observes as Levesque’s revisionist history.

It’s just shifting the narrative and history, that makes me laugh, said Jericho during an interview. Because it was 3rd brand when it first started, and it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and all of the other nonsense they said. NXT stinks, Jericho stated emphatically. It’s a terrible show. They are aware… They were most likely punished. That’s most likely why Triple H said all those things: he’s mad that we beat them, and he’s probably angry that we exist. The Wednesday Night Wars began on October 2, 2019, when AEW aired its first episode of AEW Dynamite.

NXT, which had been promoted to a two-hour Wednesday night USA Network show on September 18, was also airing weekly episodes at the time. NXT, on the other hand, aired its final Wednesday broadcast on April 7, 2021, before switching to Tuesday nights. Dynamite had good scores for a total of 63 weeks, whereas NXT only had a 10-week lead over Dynamite. Two episodes were tied. We don’t give a damn about WWE, said Jericho. We are concerned with maximizing our fan base and rating. We will continue to survive because, believe me, my boss does have a lot more money than his boss. Much more.

WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett

Last week, it was announced that WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett had left the company and his position as Senior Vice President of Live Events. He took over the stance in May after being let go from his previous position in the company last year. But don’t worry, Jarrett’s position has indeed been refilled, as WWE has rehired Brian James, one-half of the New Age Outlaws. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted on what was heading on with the recent replacement after speaking with people within the company.

According to WON, Bruce Prichard is credited with bringing Jarrett back into WWE. Former WWE CEO & Chairman Vince McMahon decided to bring Jarrett back after Prichard presented the idea to him. When Jarrett was fired, Triple H had an opening to bring in from his team. WWE had released James in January. He was working diligently for the NXT brand, which was led by Triple H.

WON also noted that, despite the fact that Prichard’s job is to serve the boss, there have been concerns about his position because he is not a member of Triple H’s team. Prichard, like McMahon, is thought to be a sports entertainment person, as opposed to Triple H, who is a wrestling fan. Nevertheless, it is widely assumed that Prichard will endorse whatever vision Triple H has. Also no one backstage anticipates the change to happen quickly, but instead gradually as Triple H keeps bringing in more and more of his dudes.


Sheena Bhandari is a Pro Wrestling Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News.