Triple H talks Wednesday Night War.
We're less than a month away from NXT and AEW going head-to-head every Wednesday night in what's been dubbed the Wednesday Night War. As the founder and senior producer of NXT, Triple H is looked at as the General of the yellow brand. And he's confident in his troops heading into Oct. 2.
"The 'war' thing gets brought up a lot. Competition is great," Triple H told Pat McAfee on McAfee's new show on DAZN. "If they are coming on Wednesday nights and want to put on the best show they can, great. That's where we are. We've been on Wednesday nights for five years. We've been in discussions with various networks about moving NXT and growing it. Now is the right time. If Wednesdays is the place, they can say 'war' or 'not war,' I don't see it that way as competitive in that nature. I see it as us putting on the best show possible. At the end of the day, the winner is the fans. They'll choose what they want to watch. I'm confident in NXT and the talent. There is not one person I would trade anybody for. I can look at that show amd say, 'bring your best, we will. And good luck.' And just like we did [during the Monday Night Wars], the NXT talent, their goal will be to put on a show where they can look at the world and say, 'follow that.'"
NXT will premiere on USA Network next Wednesday, Sept. 18, with a live one-hour show. The second hour will air live on WWE Network. The brand will go live for two hours every week on USA beginning Oct. 2, the same night AEW premieres on TNT.
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