WWE Addresses Claims of Counterprogramming Against AEW With NXT


WWE will begin airing NXT on the USA Network starting September 18th. The show will be two hours that will fill in the 8 pm ET – 10 pm ET time slot on Wednesday nights as a way to counter-program AEW, which will air in the same time slot on TNT starting October 2nd. 

Deadspin’s David Bixenspan has an article on the WWE NXT vs. AEW war. A WWE spokesperson issued the following statement: 

“The premise to your story is wrong,” the WWE spokesman said. He added, “NXT has been on Wednesday nights since 2015 [sic] as I’m sure you know.”

The spokesman continued, “It isn’t called counter-programming if you continue to air a series on the same day/time as it has been on for nearly five years.” The email closed out with “Perhaps you’ll ask AEW about counter-programming NXT?”

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