BY MIKE CHIARI – AUGUST 20, 2019
WWE announced Tuesday that NXT will begin airing as a live two-hour show every Wednesday on USA Network beginning on Sept. 18.
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said the following regarding the change: “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.”
NXT had aired weekly as a one-hour show on WWE Network since 2014.
WWE noted that NXT will continue to take place at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, which should make it a less-costly venture than Raw and SmackDown, which tour nationally and sometimes globally each week.
Moving NXT to USA Network on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. ET until 10 p.m. ET will be viewed by most as a shot across the bow at All Elite Wrestling… Read More HERE