• BREAKING NEWS: NXT Moving To Tuesday Nights After WrestleMania 37, Triple H Comments
WWE announced the following today:
NXT moves to Tuesday nights beginning April 13
“WWE and USA Network today announced a multi-year extension for NXT, which will move to Tuesday nights live on USA Network at 8/7 C beginning April 13. The new agreement for the live, weekly two-hour show furthers WWE and USA’s nearly three decade-long relationship.
“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.”
“We are thrilled to continue WWE and NBCUniversal’s longstanding partnership with the extension of NXT on USA Network,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development. “The move to Tuesdays provides a new opportunity for us to grow the NXT brand and enables our partner, USA Network, to continue to build its strong portfolio of sports and entertainment programming.””
NXT is moving to Tuesday nights because of the NBC Sports Network shutting down, which could result in some NHL content being aired on Wednesday nights on the USA Network.
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• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend “I.R.S.” Irwin R. Schyster (Real name: Lawrence Michael Rotunda) celebrates his 63rd birthday today.
As Mike Rotundo, he won the WWF World Tag Team Championship in 1984 with Barry Windham as “The U.S. Express”, before losing it to The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff at WrestleMania I.
After some time in Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling, where he was known as Captain Mike Rotunda and Michael Wallstreet, he returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1991 as the evil tax collector from Washington D.C., Irwin R. Schyster.
With his new Tag Team Partner “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, he formed “Money Inc.” and they won the WWF Tag Team titles multiple times, before DiBiase retired due to an injury and formed his own Heel Stable “The Million Dollar Corporation”, which I.R.S. was a member of, till he left the WWF for WCW in 1995.
He has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but it’s safe to say that it’s only a matter of “when” and not “if”.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IRWIN R. SCHYSTER!