NXT and AEW will go head-to-head once again on Sunday at NXT Battleground runs against AEW Double or Nothing.
The two brands famously went head-to-head during the Wednesday Night Wars, which was won by AEW as NXT moved to Tuesdays after 75 weeks.
Speaking on the NXT Battleground media call, Shawn Michaels was asked if there were plans for NXT to continue to run against AEW pay-per-views.
"To the best of my knowledge, no. For me, and for us, the WWE as a whole, as I'm always honest with you guys, clearly there are people far more important than me that make decisions that they don't tell me about. For us, this was about a big Memorial Day weekend for WWE. Even though it's a little switched around, for us, it's a little bit of a throwback to when we would have joint weekends with NXT on Saturday and WWE pay-per-views on Sunday. This is just flip-flopped with Night of Champions on Saturday, especially coming in the afternoon, everyone felt it was a good combination to have NXT on Sunday night and create a big WWE weekend for WWE fans. For me, personally, I would love to have as many standalone weekends on us as we can get. No different than having to go up against the (NBA & NHL) playoffs for the last several weeks. As much as I'm a basketball fan or NHL fan, it thrills me when the playoffs are done. The less competition we can get, the better," he said.
NXT Battleground will be headlined by Carmelo Hayes defending the NXT Championship against Bron Breakker. Fans can check out the full lineup for the show by clicking here.
Fightful will have coverage of NXT Battleground and AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday, May 28.
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