The wrestling landscape will witness a seismic clash next Tuesday when WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite lock horns. A star-studded line-up is on the cards for the WWE brand, arguably making this the most anticipated NXT episode ever.
Key highlights? John Cena, Cody Rhodes, and Paul Heyman are all set to grace the NXT ring. They will be complemented by Asuka, who's slated to square off against Roxanne Perez. John Cena is lending his formidable presence to back former NXT Champion, Carmelo Hayes, in his bout against Bron Breakker.
Interestingly, Paul Heyman will be in Breakker's corner, stoking flames to their burgeoning rivalry. Cena's recent narrative arc sees him embroiled with the Bloodline, setting the stage for a tag team contest with Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso, where he teams up with LA Knight at the forthcoming Fastlane premium event.
Rhodes' Mystery Reveal
Meanwhile, intrigue surrounds Cody Rhodes as whispers of a "major announcement" are making the rounds. Precisely what Rhodes plans to reveal remains cloaked in mystery, only adding to the mounting excitement.
Notably, this NXT vs. Dynamite episode will coincide with AEW President Tony Khan's birthday. Dubbed "Title Tuesday" by Khan, the Dynamite edition promises fireworks. A headliner that's already generating buzz? Adam Copeland, globally recognized as "Edge" during his WWE tenure, is slated to debut in the AEW ring against the towering Luchasaurus.
Recent data shows WWE's tactical move to pepper NXT airings with premier talent such as Dominik Mysterio and Becky Lynch has garnered ratings comparable to AEW Dynamite's Wednesday numbers. This calculated play by WWE is unmistakably aimed at not just offsetting the allure of "Title Tuesday" and Copeland's AEW introduction but to overpower Dynamite's ratings, reigniting echoes from the peak of the "Wednesday Night War."