Cody is ready to send a congratulatory statement to NXT on their potential move to Tuesday nights.
Since AEW debuted on TNT on October 2, 2019, they have gone head-to-head with NXT for most weeks out of the year, with AEW winning the majority of the weeks in the viewership and demo. After a successful debut show, WWE put out a statement congratulating them on their viewership numbers, which topped NXT; 1.409 million viewers to 891,000 viewers.
The statement infamously said, "this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint."
With reports of NXT potentially moving to Tuesdays beginning April 13, Cody was asked about the move and what it would mean for AEW to run unopposed.
"If we're no longer going to be opposed on Wednesday night, I'm sure we'll come up with some wonderful statement. What could I say? 'Congratulations to NXT on a successful move to Tuesday nights. The real winners are the fans who can watch NXT and Dynamite live every week as this is a marathon and not a one-night sprint.' I could say that, but I don't want to be sassy or a jerk because I think them moving, perhaps something else will end up on Wednesdays," Cody said on the AEW Revolution media call when asked about NXT's potential move by Inside The Ropes' Kenny McIntosh.
He continued by noting that if NXT moves to Tuesdays, AEW Dark would have competition. "AEW Dark would potentially be opposed. That's why we can't get into a matter of being reactionary. We just have to put out the best show. If they want to beat us, they have to put out a better show. It's honest competition. Yeah, there are digs and they are fun and light-hearted. Believe me, all the locker rooms tend to love each other. It's more the management that is pointed at one another. Even that, there is a friendly relationship. Tony [Khan] is a different type of executive. I would love us to be alone on Wednesday nights, but I'm prepared for something else to be in that spot."
WWE has not confirmed NXT moving nights. The show continues to air Wednesdays on USA Network at 8 p.m. and head-to-head with AEW Dynamite.
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