Two-time WWE Hall of Famer and current NXT color commentator, Booker T, weighed in on the escalating ratings battle between WWE’s NXT and All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Following an October 10th face-off that saw NXT pull in a dominant 921,000 viewers compared to AEW Dynamite's 609,000, Booker T took to his "Hall of Fame" radio show to address the rivalry and AEW CEO Tony Khan’s recent provocative comments on social media.
"NXT went toe-to-toe with AEW and decisively came out on top," said Booker T. "When you're talking about a gap of more than 300,000 viewers, that speaks volumes. People can criticize all they want, but the numbers don't lie."
Khan's Twitter Jab
The feud took an unexpected turn after Tony Khan took shots at WWE legends Triple H and Shawn Michaels on Twitter.
In his tweet, Khan aimed to belittle the NXT success by stating that it was the first time John Cena and The Undertaker had appeared in front of less than a million people for WWE. The comment struck a chord in the wrestling community and elicited a direct response from Booker T.
"Tony Khan has to think about what he says, especially when he has talent like Edge and Christian, who have never performed in front of a crowd as small as 609,000," Booker T pointed out. "Edge was even the main event of that very AEW show that drew those numbers.
So before making any bold statements, one should reflect on their own statistics." The escalating war of words and ratings between WWE’s NXT and AEW reflects the growing competition in the wrestling industry. While NXT's recent win might add a feather to its cap, it's clear that both brands are pulling out all the stops to engage their respective audiences.
As both brands gear up for more showdowns, the latest exchange between Booker T and Tony Khan serves as a glaring reminder that the battle for supremacy in the wrestling world is far from over. Whether it's a genuine rivalry or a strategic play for fan engagement, one thing is for certain: the drama is keeping fans tuned in, and the industry as a whole reaps the rewards.
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