Over the past year, WWE has also focused heavily on NXT as USA Network's Wednesday night show had become the Stamford-based company's main weapon to knock down the TV ratings of WWE's rival company, AEW, which in the same day and in the same time slot it has always broadcast Dynamite, its only main weekly program.
In a war almost always lost by the WWE, also given the huge contribution of views brought by Sting after his sensational debut at Dynamite, the McMahons have always continued to hold NXT on Wednesday, so as to stem the ratings of the rival company as much as possible, that if he had broadcast his Dynamite solo, he might have garnered many more viewers, with the WWE's main concern being that his fanbase would expand even further.
Could NBC have troubled WWE with its NXT?
It is fresh news a few hours ago, that the famous American network NBC Sports, has dropped the existing contracts with two famous American sports (and not only), namely the NHL and NASCAR, both very popular in the USA, with the Network that broadcasts NXT which would already be close to an agreement with the two sports worlds to be able to stage their shows.
Should USA Network reach the signing of a contract with NHL and NASCAR, what begins to risk the most is WWE's Wednesday night product, or NXT. According to some insiders, NXT could in fact lose its spot in prime time on Wednesday evening, as the NHL's most important matches are aired on Wednesday evening, with WWE having to settle for another day.
of the week or even a different time slot, with the show that could thus lose several loyal viewers. At the moment, however, nothing is official yet, but the risk is there and it seems to be big. The main concern of WWE, however, remains to leave AEW Dynamite alone, with the flagship show of the Khan family that would thus have the green light to be able to do whatever it wants on Wednesday night, so there will be no more war.
with NXT, who could nibble a few points in the TV ratings on the show with Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley and Cody Rhodes. In the tweet below we can read: "NBC Sports Network is shutting down later this year and big events (NHL and NASCAR among them) will migrate to USA Network.
Story coming ASAP."
NBC Sports Network is shutting down later this year and big events (NHL and NASCAR among them) will migrate to USA Network. Story coming ASAP. — Joe Flint (@JBFlint) January 22, 2021