Reports emerged online earlier this week that WWE and the USA Network had been in recent discussions over moving NXT off of Wednesday nights. The move would effectively end what fans have referred to as the "Wednesday Night Wars" since the two shows started running head-to-head weekly since last October, though recent ratings trends have shown that both shows perform better when they're not running directly against each other. Chris Jericho was asked about those reports during a recent interview with TalkSport's Alex McCarthy, and "The Demo God" emphatically stated NXT should move off of Wednesday nights.
"They came on Wednesday just to mess with us," Jericho said. "Take your head out of your ass and go make money. Don't worry about our company. We're not worried about you. We don't have a screen up that shows what's going on every moment on NXT like they do for Dynamite — leave us alone. Do your own thing. Go to Tuesdays, grab an extra 250k viewers, finally get your demo where it needs to be because it's embarrassing on a Wednesday night against us.
"The Demo God thing is not a gimmick, it's real," he continued. "So go! Go to Tuesday, go to Sunday, go to any other day that you want. But don't exist just to mess with us because we're beating you every single week. It's kind of embarrassing for NXT at this point. So I think you should throw the red flag, retreat, go to Tuesdays, get more viewers, make more money, get more guys over and don't worry about what we're doing because we're going to continue on either way. And we're winning every week anyways, so just go your own way. That's the best way to do it."
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Check out the full card for Saturday night's All Out pay-per-view below:
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley vs. MJF
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. FTR
- AEW Women's World Championship: Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa
- Mimosa Mayhem Match: Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy — the only way to win is by pinfall, submission or getting tossed into a vat of mimosa.
- Broken Rules Match: Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara — if Hardy loses, he will quit AEW.
- Casino Battle Royale: Darby Allin vs. Lance Archer vs. Ricky Starks vs. Brian Cage vs. Pentagon Jr. vs. Rey Fenix vs. The Butcher vs. The Blade vs. Eddie Kingston vs. Shawn Spears vs. Billy Gunn vs. Austin Gunn vs. Jake Hager vs. Santana vs. Ortiz vs. Chuck Taylor vs. Trent vs. TBD (Winner Gets an AEW World Championship Match)
- The Dark Order (Brodie Lee, Colt Cabana, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) vs. Matt Cardona, Scorpio Sky, Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall
- The Young Bucks vs. Jurassic Express
- Tooth and Nail Match: Britt Baker vs. Big Swole
- (The Buy-In Kickoff) Private Party vs. The Dark Order
- (The Buy-In Kickoff) Joey Janela vs. Serpentico