The inaugural AEW Champion Chris Jericho who is a former WWE star and a former six times WWE world champion recently said that AEW will be beating RAW in ratings very soon. AEW has already managed to beat NXT in ratings even with their B show.
Since the very first day of formation of the promotion, AEW proved out to be stronger than WWE. They have shown promises and ambitions to grow popularity and make steps forward unlike WWE recently. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic WWE was forced to release a lot of big names from the roster. AEW signed most of them and utilizing them quite well.
Chris Jericho Thinks Soon AEW Will Beat RAW In Ratings
There is a huge problem with WWE recently that their failing to utilise their big names. There are a lot of wrestlers in WWE Who are capable of doing a lot but they are either doing a mid card or a lower mid card role. The biggest example of this being the Phenomenal AJ Styles who has the potential to be a face of any promotion but is jobbing mid card right now.
AEW has find a lot of big names recently including a CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and more. These names are enough to beat WWE in weekly television show ratings. They have already managed to beat NXT. Their next target is Friday Night Smackdown and soon the target will be Monday Night RAW. Is WWE coming to its end? Soon we will get all the answers.
Champion Chris Jericho who is a former WWE star and a former six times WWE World champion recently spoke to Busted Open Radio where he said that AEW will be beating RAW in ratings very soon. He said;
“When we, you know, beat them, that the word that you used, and now they’re kind of rebranding and reconfiguring because what else can they do? They’re number two when it comes to what they were trying to do in this battle.
“But here’s the best part, we were never worried about NXT and never really paid attention to what they were doing. We were looking at what Raw is doing and what Smackdown is doing. If you want to talk about a war, that’s the real war.
“If this was Game of Thrones, NXT was the first wave that we blew through. We’re storming the castle. We’re storming the fortress. I think that’s one of the things that’s going on now too when you see, oh this week AEW beat Smackdown and in the 18-49 demo or 18-34 demos.
“Even just winning one or two of those demos, that’s a big deal. Sooner or later, we’re going to start beating Raw. It’s not going to be every week, but I bet you over the next two to four months, maybe four to six, we’re going to start beating Raw and that’s my prediction that I’m saying to you guys right here.
“The reason for that is because, we keep talking about the cool factor, but it’s the storytelling and it’s that we don’t panic. We’re in no rush. We live in our own world, our AEW world. We book accordingly. We book smartly.
“If you watch our show, it’s like watching the first three Star Wars episodes. One thing always leads the next and sometimes you’ll see something where the seeds were planted months earlier, but we all know what we want to do and where we want to go.”
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