It is expected that an announcement will be made imminently regarding NXT moving to the USA Network on Wednesday nights. It was reported by Dave Meltzer at the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that it would be made official today with the show set to air from 8-10 pm Eastern, head-to-head with All Elite Wrestling on TNT.
We have been able to confirm that the announcement is coming, and it’s expected to air from Full Sail University beginning Wednesday, September 18th. The launch date gives them a two-week jump before AEW debuts on TNT on October 2nd. We have not been able to confirm yet if the show will be live every week.
The fallout of this news is huge as it dramatically shifts the focus of what NXT was initially set out to be and turns it into a vehicle to combat their top competition. It is no longer a product about getting talent ready for the main roster because it essentially makes NXT a main roster show, with two-hours of prime-time television on a major cable network. We will be spending a lot of time discussing the ramifications on Rewind-A-Raw tonight.