The Wednesday Night Wars might not be long for this world.
With the success of NXT on Tuesdays, and AEW running unopposed, many have speculated that a change in nights could be in the cards for NXT. Fightful Select reported on the matter a last week and actually revealed that there were pitches months ago.
NXT aired on Tuesday night last week, and will do the same this week, leaving about four out of five weeks that feature AEW and NXT running unopposed of one another. Thus far, NXT's numbers have greatly benefited from this, leading many to speculate about a potential night move for them. This has actually been a pitch floated for long before.
As of a couple of months ago, USA Network had thrown out the idea of NXT moving to Tuesday nights. The network has a lot of faith and a good relationship in WWE, but those we've spoken to have said they aren't as committed to the "competition" aspect of NXT on Wednesday night considering it costs them viewers. WWE was said to have been receptive to the idea of moving nights.
We haven't been told anything firm as of now, and wrestlers and officials have not been informed of a change as of yet. Fightful has been told by those close to USA Network that these two weeks were a bit of a test run on Tuesdays out of circumstance since the show had to switch nights for the playoffs anyway.
There has been no talk of moving AEW Dynamite permanently, as Monday and Friday night would go head-to-head with major WWE programming, and NBA content airs on TNT Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We reached out to WWE for comment on this story and did not hear back.
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