The Wednesday Night Wars, as NXT had a huge act to follow, following an incredible Takeover event in Portland.
After The Velveteen Dream interrupted the Undisputed Era, NXT Cruiserweight Jordan Devlin defeated Lio Rush, whilst Tomasso Ciampa sent a very painful message to his former friend Johnny Gargano, with Austin Theory taking the punishment.
Up next, NXT UK’s Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Raul Mendoza and JoaquinWilde, whilst the Broserweights picked up another big win, this time over Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch.
NXT North American Champion Keith Lee continued his winning ways by defeating Kona Reeves, whilst Chelsea Green, accompanied by Robert Stone, finally got her to win over Kayden Carter.
In the main event, Velveteen Dream cemented his return to the ring after months away by defeating Roderick Strong, but they’ll be no rest for the stars of NXT, as next week’s show will see Tomasso Ciampa face Austin Theory and a special appearance by Finn Balor.
Over on TNT, it was time for another week of AEW Dynamite, as the Young Bucks kicked off the show by winning a battle Royal, to become the number one contenders for the AEW Tag Team titles.
With this win, the Bucks have earned a spot at the upcoming Revolution Pay PerView, as they will be facing the current champions Kenny Omega and Adam Page on February 29th, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
Up next, Shanna defeated Kris Stadtlander, but that didn’t stop AEW’s resident alien having a face-off with new AEW Women’s Champion Nyla Rose, whilst JonMoxley defeated Jeff Cobb, only to be punched on post-match by the inner circle.
In Tag Title action, Adam Page and Kenny Omega retained their titles against the Lucha Bros, whilst Cody Rhodes was able to defeat Wardlow inside a steel cage, hitting a moonsault from the top of the structure to get the win.
After Dynamite went off the air, there was still a reason for fans to stick around, as Cody Rhodes gave a passioned promo to the crowd in his home state of Georgia.
After his promo, AEW wasted no time in building to future events, as next week’s show will feature a 30-Minute Iron Man match, the first in the company’s history, pitting Kenny Omega against Pac. This follows up from the long-term feud between the two, as Pac got the win at AllOut, whilst Omega evened the score on the November 27th edition of Dynamite.
Next week’s show will also see a weigh-in between AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley ahead of their title match at Revolution, as well as theBest Friends facing the Butcher and the Blade.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see how the company handles the Iron Man stipulation, and just what condition everyone who competes next week will be in before the AEW Revolution, which will take place at the end of the month on Pay Per View.
So who wins this war???
Once again Wednesday night’s AEW Dynamite scored higher viewership than WWE NXT, marking the eighth consecutive week that All Elite Wrestling has remained on top.
According to this week’s Dynamite finished with 893,000 viewers, while NXT garnered a viewership of 794,000.