WWE’s black and gold brand is officially moving to Tuesday evenings as part of a new deal with USA Network.
After weeks of speculation, the news was confirmed by WWE on Tuesday, March 30.
NXT will move to Tuesday nights live on USA Network at 8/7 C beginning April 13.
“We are incredibly proud of our three-decade partnership with WWE and in extending USA’s NXT deal, we are further establishing our portfolio as an unrivaled home for quality WWE content,” said Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCU. “By transitioning NXT to a Tuesday timeslot where WWE has performed well in the past, we are giving our passionate fanbase more of what they love with back-to-back nights of exhilarating, live programming.”
The new deal means NXT will no longer be going head-to-head with AEW Dynamite on TNT.
In truth, the “Wednesday Night War” was more of a skirmish. It never came close to escalating to the level of its Monday predecessor. Despite both shows struggling to hit a million viewers with any regularity, it’s safe to declare AEW the victors.
And to the victor go the spoils. WWE’s retreat means that there are a few hundred thousand Wednesday viewers for Khan And The Gang to pick up. If they play their cards right, they should hit a million viewers comfortably.