All Elite Wrestling (AEW) World Champion Chris Jericho spoke with Complex Sports about Dynamite’s victory over WWE NXT in this week’s ratings. This Wednesday saw the two promotions go head-to-head for the first time in a battle that AEW won.
“They started this,” Jericho stated. “Everything that they’ve done has been reactionary to us. We’re not in a war with anybody besides ourselves…all that matters is our show.”
He extrapolated his point, explaining that “They [WWE] kinda started this war, and the very first night they got destroyed. Big deal, it’s our first debut, but they have to come back and say ‘it’s a marathon and not a one-night sprint.’ Whoever said it’s a one-night sprint? It’s not a war for us. Now, we’re placed in one, and we’re gonna kick ass.”
His thoughts follow WWE‘s statement on Dynamite’s premiere. They congratulated them for their win before adding that fans “can expect Wednesday nights to be a competitive and wild ride as this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint.”
You can see a clip of Jericho’s comments in the embedded tweet below.