BY BLAKE OESTRIECHER – AUGUST 21, 2019
WWE announced on Tuesday that the company will move its NXT brand to the USA Network on Wednesday nights beginning on September 18, and with that monumental change will come the end of an era.
The company sent out a press release touting the big move, and Vince McMahon had the following to say about WWE’s former development territory moving to a larger platform:
“The move to USA Network provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with NBCUniversal and further build the NXT brand. Over the long term our goal is to develop a following that can be monetized to the same level as our flagship programs, Raw and SmackDown.” — Vince McMahon
A few weeks ago, a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Cageside Seats) stated that NXT would soon move to FS1, where it was expected to air live each Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. EST and go head-to-head with All Elite Wrestling on TNT. But just this past week, WWE changed course and decided to bring NXT to the USA Network instead, with the belief being that fans are more accustomed to seeing WWE on USA and would therefore be more inclined to watch NXT if it airs on a familiar platform. After much speculation, it’s officially been confirmed that WWE will now go head-to-head with All Elite Wrestling on Wednesday nights, reigniting a “Wednesday Night War” between the world’s top… Read More HERE