Jim Ross knows it's a win-win for the fans that the Wednesday Night Wars are over.
On April 13, NXT officially moved to Tuesdays, bringing an end to the head-to-head battle between them and AEW, which started since Dynamite premiered on TNT in October 2019. Dynamite won 63 of 75 weeks in terms of overall viewership and 74 of 75 weeks in the demographic rating when the two promotions went head-to-head.
Speaking to Jimmy Varsallone, Jim Ross commented on NXT switching nights.
"I always think our product, in general, was more fan-friendly. We can't take our eye off the commodity of fan support. You can't live without it. Anything that makes it more fan-friendly is a good thing. WWE moving off Wednesday makes it easier on the fans. It was a win-win for everyone involved. It was obvious, WWE goes on Wednesdays, head-to-head with us, in hopes it would hurt our growth. It didn't happen. They probably got tired of getting their ass beat every week. They have a lot of stroke with USA, so they made a move. It helped them and they have more viewers, we have more viewers, and fans don't have to make a decision. If it's fan-friendly, it's a good move. We have to protect our greatest assets (the fans)," said Ross.
AEW has benefitted from NXT being off of Wednesdays, doing over one million viewers in three of the four weeks since NXT has moved.
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