AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has taken a shot at WWE NXT this week, claiming the black and yellow brand is the minor league. During a recent interview with the Wrestling Daft Podcast, Jericho took some shots at WWE NXT.
“NXT is still the minor league. Those guys are still unknown performers, it’s not a competition to us and I knew we’d win because we have more star power. When you look at the end of our first week of TV who was out there at the end? Chris Jericho – we know him! Dustin Rhodes – we know him! Jon Moxley – we know him, he used to be another name and but we know who that is. Jim Ross is commentating – I know that guy!”
Jericho went on to claim it was a genius decision by Vince McMahon to have NXT go up against AEW.
“Our competition is RAW, is SmackDown, is Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, and all those guys! I think it was a stroke of genius by Vince McMahon to put NXT on against up because it took the focus off “the main show and AEW” and put it on “the minor league and AEW.”‘
H/T to Cultaholic.com for the transcriptions.