Mark your calendars. Over the last week, the biggest story of something not taking place in the ring has been the fate of NXT. The promotion, which has become one of the most well regarded in the world, is pretty clearly on the move and in recent days, it seems that USA will be its new home. We now have a few more details though and something big could be announced soon.
According to PW Insider Elite by way of 411mania.com, the first “live” show could take place on September 11, though NXT has already taped material for that date. There is a chance that some of the two hour NXT could consist of both live and taped material. NXT is still scheduled to tape television on September 12, meaning that the full live shows will not be taking place immediately.
This could make for a big moment. Check out one of the best matches in the history of NXT:
Opinion: I’m rather nervous about this whole thing and I don’t see it ending well for NXT fans. Having the show be on USA would likely mean that Vince McMahon will have his hands in it even more and that we’ll basically be getting a minor league Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live. The regular versions of those shows aren’t doing well in the first place so now we’re taking away the good stuff from NXT to make them more like the weak shows. How lucky we are.
Are you happy with the move? What do you see as the biggest change? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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