It is being reported that the WWE may move NXT to the USA network on Wednesday nights and make it a live show when AEW starts their weekly TV show:
News on WWE NXT Possibly Moving to Wednesday Nights on the USA Network
It looks like the WWE NXT brand could be headed to the USA Network.
There has been a pitch over the last 48 hours for the NXT series to be moved to Wednesday nights on the USA Network beginning in October, according to PWInsider.
The idea from this recent pitch is that NXT would begin airing as a weekly, live two-hour series each Wednesday night, from Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Word is that the series would begin airing on USA on Wednesday, October 2. This could be the kickoff to the WWE vs. AEW Wednesday Night War as this is the same night that AEW will begin airing live from 8-10pm ET on TNT.
There has been a lot of talk about NXT possibly moving to another network from the WWE Network as of late, with there being a feeling that we would see the black & yellow brand on FS1, to go along with WWE’s SmackDown show premiering on Fox on Friday, October 2. It was believed that if NXT did end up on FS1, it would air as a live two-hour show each Wednesday night.
USA previously aired a special NXT episode on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 as a part of their WWE Week programming. That show drew 841,000 viewers.
USA is definitely a better option for them than FS1 but even if they do a live two hour NXT show every week, they're taking a show that's honestly hard to watch at one hour right now and adding a second hour to it. Plus with a move to actual TV comes the inevitable Vince involvement and I'm not real sure how that'll work in terms of growing or stifling whatever audience they can get to tune in for NXT.
Post by Sinclairiverse on Aug 18, 2019 4:21:53 GMT -5
I'm sorry but without NXT the network isn't worth it for me anymore. Ever since the WWE updated the App I can no longer log in to watch the PPV's on the go in Canada and seeing as I work most Sunday evenings and can't watch the shows live anymore whats the point? NXT/NXT UK were the only things keeping me using the service at home. As much I love NXT: UK it's not worth the $12.99 i'm currently paying for half a service.
This move to TV would make a lot more sense if AEW came out of the gates and was immediately pulling old WWE Attitude or even early "Reality Era" numbers, but despite all the hype around AEW among die hard wrestling fans (you know the ones who have never truly left) I can't see AEW pulling much more than early TNA numbers if that.
All this move does is make WWE look even more like they are panicking against lowering numbers ahead of their move to Fox.
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I wont be watching either not got WWE Network or whatever AEW will be on . But if I had a choice I would go with NXT, got some great stars on it
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