Shawn Michaels talks about the Wednesday Night Wars

The Wednesday Night Wars are almost upon us and WWE has already begun its role in the war with NXT’s debut on the USA Network this Wednesday. Shawn Michaels being part of NXT also had something to say.



HBK spoke to the State Of Combat podcast, where he talked about NXT’s debut on the USA Network. He said that competition among promotions is something that is very natural in the world of professional wrestling.

“Not to minimize the other guys [in AEW] at all, but certainly from a talent standpoint, they are in competition with everybody. Again, all of them across the board, every one of them has friends much like we did back in the day.”

“But we were all still competitive even when we were sharing the same locker room and that hasn’t changed in the wrestling business. Everybody that has gotten in the ring is competitive with every other person that gets in that ring, and NXT is no different.”

“They are going to compete with every wrestling genre that is out there as far as they are concerned. It shouldn’t be any other way. I think everybody should be doing that, and I think the biggest winners are all of us that get to watch. Make no mistake about it – the men and women of NXT look at the entire world as their competition, and want to go out there and show everybody why they think they are the best, and why you should be watching them. And now, on Wednesday nights on USA, you are going to get that opportunity, and they’re going to let it all hang out. It’s going to be a blast, not only for them but for every wrestling fan walking God’s green earth.”

AEW will be debuting on TNT on October 2nd and needless to say, the ratings will be a very important factor for its success. We AEW and WWE going head to head on Wednesday nights, the world of professional wrestling might change entirely.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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