AEW Dynamite will be moving to Saturday night’s for the next two weeks due to the return of the NHL.
During a recent interview with Barstool Sports’ Robbie Fox, AEW President Tony Khan admitted that “it sucks” to not be on Wednesday night for the next few weeks. He said,
“It sucks to not be on Wednesday night, this week [especially] to be honest. We’re on this great run recently. We had six straight weeks as the number one show on cable and satellite on Wednesday night. The show is huge thanks to the great fans and the great support of Barstool and outlets that give AEW coverage and have allowed AEW to come from nothing, nowhere two years ago to now in the eyes of many, over a million fans, the number one wrestling company in America.”
With that being said, Khan added that he’s “fired up” to have the AEW fans tune in over the next few weekends. He said,
“I’m just really fired up, even though we’re not on Wednesday the next couple of weeks. It allows us to make these big weekend events. We do Friday Night Rampage every week on TNT, but this week we get to do Friday Night Rampage and Saturday Night Dynamite. We’ve really allowed the shows to co-exist. I put my show on consciously after SmackDown, knowing that there’s a huge audience that watches that show and many of those people are going to watch Rampage. It’s been a huge hit for TNT. We’ve had nights where we were number one. We’ve been in the top 10, top 20 consistently. I want for the fans to be able to watch all the wrestling. I’ll coin a phrase right now that I’ll use from now on: WYW. Watch your wrestling. Whatever you want to watch, watch it. A lot of people have chosen to watch AEW because it’s the best show.”
When Khan was reminded that the last time the two promotions went head-to-head, it didn’t work out in WWE’s favor. He said,
“It’s the second time they’ve chosen to put their wrestling head-to-head with mine. The last time they did it, it didn’t happen overnight, but really from the start AEW consistently did better numbers than NXT, and we won that war. AEW is now the Wednesday night show.”
“I want Rampage to be just as big as Dynamite in time. Dynamite has consistently been number one. My goal is for this show to be the top cable show. If they’re going to do a show on cable, that’s great. We’re competing for that.
We’ll see what happens. I’m not saying for sure we’ll win, and maybe the odds are against us in some ways. But we’re going to give a better show. I know. If you don’t believe me, watch the go-home show they did last [Monday] night, because it sucked.”
When Robbie Fox continued to encourage Khan to “talk his sh*t,” Tony replied with the following,
“Am I? Did you watch it?”