Over the last few weeks, the rumors regarding a possible move of NXT to Tuesday evening have become more and more insistent and we finally have confirmation. WWE has just announced, via an article on the official website, that it has signed the extension of a multi-year agreement with USA Network to broadcast the yellow show.
The changeover from Wednesday to Tuesday will take place starting April 13, immediately after WrestleMania. Triple H's comment was not long in coming, stating: “We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with NBCUniversal by extending NXT programming on USA Network.
The move to Tuesday is a great opportunity for us to continue growing NXT." The much-talked-about Wednesday night listening war between Dynamite, AEW's flagship show, and NXT ends in effect. Chris Jericho had also expressed himself on the matter, stating that beating them every week had become somewhat embarrassing.
It should be noted, however, that the two shows have always had very similar ratings and that not even for a moment as we witnessed the monumental differences that existed between WCW and WWE in the 90s in the middle of the Monday Night War.
With NXT moving, is this the end of the "Wednesday Night War?"
All the episodes of NXT will be available on-demand on Peacock TV, a platform that in America has now supplanted the Network, immediately after the transition to the USA.
There is currently great anticipation for TakeOver: Stand & Deliver where fans will be able to witness the surrender of the contests between Kyle O'Reilly and Adam Cole, who will face off in an Unsanctioned Match, and WALTER will be giving away the United Kingdom Championship from assault by Tommaso Ciampa.
The duo titles, vacated during the last episode, will be up for grabs in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match, while Finn Bálor will defend the NXT Championship against former champion Karrion Kross, more aggressive than ever.
TakeOver: Stand & Deliver will also be divided into two nights, using the same format as WrestleMania: it will be staged on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 April. Since they both began to air on cable television, NXT and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) have been embroiled in a bitter rivalry over television ratings given they both aired at the same time, on the same night of the week.
While the vast majority of these weeks saw AEW's numbers top those of WWE's black and gold brand, WWE continued to maintain its stance of going head to head with the upstart company in order to draw away some viewers.