PWInsider has been told thereís a pitch for NXT to be moved to Wednesdays on the USA Network starting this October; series to start on 10/2, same date that All Elite Wrestling launches on TNT.
As Dave Scherer and I discussed on the PWInsider.com Elite section earlier this week, there have been a lot of rumblings about WWE taking WWE NXT off the WWE Network and placing it elsewhere, with FOX Sports 1 being the most speculated possibility.
However, over the last 48 hours, PWInsider.com has been told thereís a pitch for the series to be moved to Wednesdays on the USA Network starting this October, with the idea NXT would be graduate into a live two-hour series from Full Sail University in Florida. The idea would be for the series to start in that form on 10/2, which of course is the same date that All Elite Wrestling launches its own weekly series on TNT.
Should this pitch move forward, the head to head would be the closest approximation of the old Monday Night War between WCW and the then-WWF since March 2001 as there would be two wrestling brands on similar cable broadcast platforms at the same time. It should be noted that with the evolution in technology, such as streaming, DVRs, etc. 2019 viewing would change the outlook of the head to head aspect with metrics being measured much differently than just the Nielsen ratings, as was the norm in the Monday Night War era.
It should be noted Impact Wrestling did attempt to go head to head with Monday Night Raw several years ago, but the idea died a fast death with Impact retreating back to its former home of Thursdays on SpikeTV after just ten weeks.
The USA Network aired an episode of WWE NXT on 12/13/17 as part of a "WWE Week", bringing in 841,000 overnight viewers.
WWE officials have not, as of yet, responded to a PWInsider.com request for comment.
While nothing is "official" yet, the ball is certainly in play. Stay tuned.
Meltzer reported that the Vince and Dunn are going to run the show.
fuck fuck fuck! Vince will fucking ruin NXT. It's like he doesnt seem to realize that Triple H is doing an amazing enough job, dont fuck with it. There's a reason NXT is so much more respected than Raw and SD and the common denominator is VINCE has nothing to do with the former.
vince and Dunn running the show just perfectly makes sense, no way they wouldn't be in charge if it' on the USA Network.
and just like that my interest for nxt vanished
At this point, we have to call Vince senile. Typical old fart who cant realize his time is done. He's being just like his old man. When Vince took over, he did things that his father would have never done (taking it global) because his father was stuck in a certain mindset and you can't teach old dogs new tricks. And here Vince jr is making the same damn mistake in not realizing how his mindset is fucking up the entire WWE.
I guess those rumors of Triple H losing political power during the last few months might have legs. Now he'd be running nothing.
Is THE GAME losing his game behind the scenes?
He's not "losing" his game. Vince did the same thing to Shane when Shane came up with the idea of reviving ECW (albeit as an online brand). Once Vince realized it had generated interest from SyFy, he kicked Shane off of it and took it over. He's just a typical over-controlling owner who doesnt know how to delegate nor trust his best employees. Triple H is the fucking reason NXT has been so amazing the last few years yet old dummy Vince thinks it wise to take over. Just an old man with too much damn time on his hands.
Last time there was something remotely interesting in NXT was Black vs. Dream feud, which seems like it was ages ago. The God awful clusterfuck that was Garganno vs Ciampa feud sucked the life out of it.
Totally disagree. NXT has still been good and Gargano Ciampa was a great feud though long-winded.
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