Shawn Michaels Says NXT Battleground Running Same Day As AEW Double Or Nothing Was A Holiday Thing

On Thursday, Shawn Michaels announced that NXT Battleground would take place on May 28.

That won't be the only wrestling event on May 28 as AEW Double or Nothing is scheduled for that same date. Since 2019, AEW has annually held its Double or Nothing event on Memorial Day weekend.

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Speaking to Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, Shawn Michaels was asked if May 28 was picked so NXT could go up against AEW.

"No, no. Look, I'll say this, from a holiday standpoint, that's the thing. In the past, we've done well on the holidays. It's my understanding that's why we did that. It's not different than, we used to do stuff back in the day on Christmas and on Thanksgiving. Holidays are always big days. That's what this is for us. We're live on Peacock. Basically, sort of free. From my standpoint, it's just the date was available. The holiday does really well for us," said Michaels.

Michaels made the announcement of NXT Battleground during a press conference that had not been previously announced, but took place at the same time Tony Khan was holding a media call for ROH Supercard of Honor.

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