Report on why Tony Khan decided to take a shot at WWE NXT for drawing under one million viewers

As previously noted, AEW President Tony Khan took a shot at WWE for John Cena and The Undertaker drawing under a million television viewers. Khan also wrote that Vince McMahon “has allegedly used his power and influence to shoot a lot of shots.”

In regards as to why Khan decided to take the shots, it was reported by Dave Meltzer of that Khan was responding to people that criticize Dynamite for not hitting a million viewers on a weekly basis despite the shows ranking in the top spots on cable. Meltzer also noted the following…

“There was also a strategic message in posting in the sense the one million post came at the same time he released the Jay White vs. Penta match for next week, with the idea that the post would lead to more engagement for the announcement of that match. Those in WWE did contact us very quickly after that post with the idea that it was like they saw it as a declaration of war by still discussing the subject.”