Welcome to the big leagues. Earlier this month, AEW Dynamite debuted on Wednesday nights on NXT. That is quite the major change to the wrestling landscape as there was finally someone with some resources to challenge WWE’s stranglehold on wrestling television. Not to be outdone though, WWE announced their own show for Wednesday night with NXT moving to the same time slot on the USA network to even things out. This was a major step forward for NXT, and now it seems like WWE is going to do something of their own.

During Friday’s Crown Jewel event, it was announced that this year’s Survivor Series event will include NXT talents as well as Monday Night Raw and SmackDown wrestlers. At the moment, nothing has been announced in the way of structure, names, amount of matches or anything else. This would be the first time that NXT talents have been regularly used on a WWE pay per view, though they have appeared on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, including four names being brought up earlier this year: Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Aleister Black and Ricochet.

It’s going to be a big deal. Check out the promo for Survivor Series, plus what happens when NXT mixed with the main roster in a classic moment:

NXT Divas emerge to challenge Team Bella: Raw, July 13, 2015

Opinion: This is certainly a twist on the idea and that is something that could be rather interesting. What matters is that NXT is treated as something close to equal, which is what Triple H seems to want as of late. NXT is now on the same network as Monday Night Raw and in the same time slot that SmackDown had until about a month ago. There comes a point where it is no longer the minor league and that seems to be the case here. That being said, I have very little reason to believe that the main roster shows won’t crush NXT like a bug. SmackDown got swept last year, so what chance does NXT have?

Do you like this idea? Will NXT be treated as an equal? 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 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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