Chris Jericho Congratulates NXT
After eight weeks of lagging behind in the ratings, NXT drew more viewers than AEW’s Dynamite.
According to Showbuzz Daily, the latest episode on NXT had 916,000 viewers, compared to Dynamite’s 893,000. This achievement was noted by the current AEW World Champion Chris Jericho who Tweeted out his congratulations but reminded them that “it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
Jericho’s Tweet is likely a reference to the congratulatory Tweet that WWE sent to AEW when they premiered. According to WWE’s tweet, Wednesday nights will be “competitive” and “this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint.”
Jimmy Havoc Fined For Using Staple Gun
It has been announced that, as part of a storyline, AEW’s Jimmy Havoc will be fined for bringing and using a staple gun during a match on AEW Dynamite.
Havoc was part of the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royal during the most recent episode of Dynamite in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The fine was $10,000 and AEW has noted that, if Havoc uses a staple gun during the match again, he will be fined the same amount.
Young AEW Talent To Be Trained At The One Fall Power Factory
AEW’s executive vice president Cody Rhodes has announced on Twitter that younger AEW talent will be sent to a training facility in Georgia. Rhodes was responding to a fan who asked if AEW was going to have a training facility.
As noted by Wreslting Inc.com, Rhodes did not name the facility, but it is likely that it is The One Fall Power Factory. The One Fall Power Factory is located in Norcross and Rhodes is known to train there. One of its owners, Michael “QT” Marshall, also works as an associate producer for AEW and occasionally appears in the ring.