WWE Addresses Claims of Counterprogramming Against AEW With NXT

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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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