NXT is officially moving to Tuesday nights on the USA Network.
WWE and USA announced today that the weekly NXT show is moving to Tuesdays as part of a multi-year contract extension.
The first NXT Tuesday episode will be on April 13, which is the first episode after next week’s two-night “Takeover: Stand and Deliver” event.
“We are thrilled to continue WWE and NBCUniversal’s longstanding partnership with the extension of NXT on USA Network,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development, in a press release. “The move to Tuesdays provides a new opportunity for us to grow the NXT brand and enables our partner, USA Network, to continue to build its strong portfolio of sports and entertainment programming.”
Triple H is confident that WWE NXT viewers will follow the show from Wednesdays to Tuesdays on the USA Network.
“We now feel like we’re in a good place where we can move that consistent fanbase over to Tuesdays,” Triple H said. “We believe they’ll follow us. That way we can grow the brand more given the lead in from ‘Monday Night Raw,’ which we’ve seen in the past.”
NXT will now air on Peacock and the WWE Network each Wednesday. Triple H commented on what Peacock brings to the brand.
“The ability for us to be on [Peacock], a bigger platform where so many more people have the opportunity to experience it and and to let it grow into something more, is very exciting,” Triple H said. “And once you sample it, we believe that the product is something that people will stick with and become involved in.”
This essentially ends the so-called Wednesday Night War between NXT and AEW Dynamite, which ran for its 76th week last week. NXT will not be going head-to-head with Impact Wrestling as the show is moving from Tuesdays to Thursdays beginning next week.
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