• NXT Possibly Moving To USA Network, Things WWE Needs To Worry About With This Move
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials are considering moving NXT to the USA Network, instead of FS1, for 2 hours on Wednesday nights (to go head-to-head with AEW on TNT).
Below is what Meltzer said:
“So it went from FS1 to USA on Wednesday 8:00 PM EST to 10:00 PM EST. The word that I heard is that they’re trying to get the jump which means it would start before October 2nd whereas before I think it was starting on October 2nd and FS1 was going to be the problem with the Big East Basketball.
I don’t know what USA schedule’s like. So it’s all in play, but yeah I mean we expect that announcement real soon.
WWE fans are more familiar with watching USA than FS1 so that is another thing that leads the USA Network’s favor. Do they go live every week do they go live every other week? Both have been discussed, but there will be a live component for sure.
Do they continue with another hour on the WWE Network which would mean three hours of NXT a week which is starting to stretch and will burn things out or do they drop the WWE Network and the WWE Network subscribers are going to be unhappy. What do they do about international? Because this is coming up.”
It should be noted that an episode of NXT aired on the USA Network back in 2017 and it drew 841,000 viewers.
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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (August 17, 1998) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1998’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
Steve McMichael vs. Sick Boy
Disco Inferno & Alex Wright vs. High Voltage
Raven & Perry Saturn vs. Kanyon & Horace Hogan
Scott Norton vs. Scott Putski
Curt Hennig vs. Dean Malenko
Chris Jericho vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Stevie Ray
Bret Hart vs. Diamond Dallas Page
Bill Goldberg vs. The Giant