[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”28404″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Do you remember the Monday Night Wars? Get ready for the Wednesday Night Wars as WWE has announced that NXT will be moving to the USA network starting September 18.
“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.”
“USA Network and WWE have one of the longest and most successful partnerships in television history, As the No. 1 cable entertainment network, we’re excited to add NXT to our weekly lineup alongside powerhouse flagship Raw and to bring a new generation of Superstars to a wide audience.”
The highly anticipated network debut for AEW on TNT is set for October 2 and AEW has reportedly purchased domains titled “Wednesday Night War”. Vince McMahon said he was not in competition with AEW and Cody Rhodes said that AEW was not in competition with WWE…we know now that is far from the truth.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”22894″ img_size=”800×449″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Both companies have taken shots at each other in the past few weeks and there is no doubt that AEW is a hot ticket right now. They are selling out arenas left and right and scoring deals with WarnerMedia is another step in the right direction for them. Last time WWE saw any real competition was from WCW years ago when Ted Turner was able to secure many of WWE’s top performers such as Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. WCW dominated WWE for nearly two years before it all fell apart and WWE eventually bought WCW.
I think this will be good for both companies, especially since the programming for WWE has gotten very stale and fans demand better. WWE has brought on Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff to try and bring some life to the RAW and Smackdown brand. The NXT brand under Triple H has been flourishing and has been a consistent hit for some time.
Can NXT and AEW bring life back to pro wrestling? Are you glad to see more choices being offered? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]