Former WWE Superstar says they watched AEW shows at NXT during the Wednesday Night Wars. He also added that the war did not exist for them the way it did for the fans.
There was once a time when the Wednesday Wars existed. NXT and AEW went head to head on the same day and the same time slot and fought for superior ratings. This led to fans siding with one company over the other; which in turn led to much drama among the supporters.
According to former WWE Superstar Killian Dain however, there was no such hostility between the performers across both promotions. In fact, he told Riji Dasgupta of Sportskeeda that the NXT locker room would tune in to check out matches that were happening in the so called rival company.
Former WWE Superstar says they watched AEW shows at NXT
“Like, so, I think people would love [for] me to say it was this rivalry or whatever else, but the truth is, you know when we were going head-to-head if they had a particularly good match, we’d wanted to watch; we’d watch! You know what I mean? We’d be backstage in the locker room; we’ll be like, ‘Oh, such and such, let’s see that.’ A lot of [them] are our friends, [as is] with a lot of the guys on the roster.”
“So yeah, sure, there is a rivalry so far as we wanted to do the best we could. We wanted to put on the best matches, and we felt that we had an incredible roster at NXT. There is not one person there, who has gone, ‘F them’ or anything like that because I shared locker rooms with maybe at least 50 percent of that roster. In fact, I’m probably underselling that; I’d say I’ve been at shows with about 75 percent of that roster; some of the guys I even trained with or people who have [been] trained by myself, you know, are on that roster.”
“So for us, there was a professional rivalry so far as. Nobody wants to lose or anything like that. But at the same time, we knew it was great for the industry. We knew it was exactly what it was as us growing up watching when it was WWF and WCW, maybe on a smaller scale, but for a lot of us, in the NXT locker room, it was a good way; an added motivation is probably the best way to put it. Listen, there’s no denying, if there is a really cool match, and we’re not doing something on the show that day, we’d be watching. You know what I mean because there were some crackers at the time.”
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