On Tuesday morning, World Wrestling Entertainment issued a press release confirming that NXT would be moving to the USA Network beginning September 18th.
The move will see NXT expand to two-hours running weekly from Full Sail University from 8-10 pm Eastern, getting a two-week jump before All Elite Wrestling launches on TNT.
In the press release, the company pointed out NXT has been in the Wednesday night slot since 2015, which mirrors the comments from Paul Levesque on the last NXT conference call regarding their show having the night prior to AEW.
NXT will air on the WWE Network on a 24-hour delay, airing Thursday nights at 8 pm Eastern on the streaming service with TakeOver specials remaining in their current form.
Mauro Ranallo has confirmed that he will be calling the show alongside Nigel McGuinness and Beth Phoenix and will be traveling to Full Sail University each week.
Vince McMahon was quoted in the release stating: “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”.