The Wednesday night war of ratings is really heating up at the moment with both NXT and AEW putting on two-week events to entice fans. NXT came out on top again this week beating AEW for the second week in a row.

According to Bryan Alvarez, the Fyter Fest edition of Dynamite gained 748,000 viewers while NXT’s Great American Bash topped it with 792,000 viewers on average.


NXT had a remarkable match for the main event with NXT Champion Io Shirai facing Sasha Banks in a non-title match. The match was amazing and is arguably one of the best we have seen on the gold brand for a number of years. The finish in itself was ideal with Raw Women’s Champion Asuka appearing to prevent Sasha from Cheating. This was also a good set up for Asuka to face banks at WWE’s upcoming pay-per view Extreme Rules.

Fyter Fest included three Championship matches where we seen Hikaru Shida defend her AEW Women’s title against Penelope Ford. Although Shida retained her title, all the talk after the match was about how it was Ford’s best performance ever in AEW.

Cody Retained his TNT Championship against Jake Hager, after the match Hager knocked out a referee in a fit of rage and is now suspended for 10 days.

And the main event at Fyter Fest saw Adam Page and Kenny Omega also successfully defend their titles against Best Friends.

Although NXT seem to have more viewers, Jericho took to Twitter to explain that AEW are still on top in the demographics that count:

Both promotions have another week of top matches scheduled to try and gain the viewers. The Wednesday Night War between the companies is a great competition and us the viewers are the real winners here as they continue to produce unmissable events.