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?”