A new wrestling war of sorts is kicking off in October. And by the looks of it, this might be the most intriguing clash of wresting feds we’ve ever seen.
In one corner is WWE’s developmental brand NXT, which plays host to independent wrestling’s most beloved talents and a slew of promising up-and-comers. And in the other corner lies All Elite Wrestling (AEW), an exciting new pro-wrestling venture filled with several standout athletes and fresh-faced competitors. Once October 2 rolls around, both companies will engage in a ratings war when they take the air at the very same time. Thankfully, this clash will be a lot easier to follow thanks to the existence of DVR and YouTube. Gone are the days of frantically switching between WCW Monday Nitro and WWF/E Monday Night Raw or recording one show while watching the other.
Even though the technological advances put toward consuming media make this war less impactful, there’s still a lot of pride on the line. NXT’s and AEW’s rosters must know as they head into that fateful evening that everyone needs to put their best foot forward and produce the better show. In a perfect world, Triple H and Cody would turn this war into a profitable PPV and give fans of both feds an event for the ages. When wrestling feds pit their best superstars against one other, dream matches are made and fan wishes are fulfilled. WCW vs. NJPW, ROH vs. CZW and WWF/E vs. WCW/ECW Invasion angle events have provided several dream matches that fans thought they’d never see.
Ever since this NXT vs. AEW war has become a thing, our fantasy booking brains have gone into overdrive. We put our imaginations to the test to come up with the ultimate dual-branded wrestling PPV starring both companies’ marquee talent. This is the moneymaking match lineup we came up with.