September episodes of NXT to be split between USA & WWE Network

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Later this month, NXT will be moving to the USA Network but will not air the complete shows on the network until October.

It was first reported by Mike Johnson at that the first hour of the September 18th and 25th episodes will air on the USA Network and the second hour will run on the WWE Network. The second hour of the program will be immediately added to the WWE Network to watch on-demand. WWE has also confirmed the report.

Beginning Wednesday, October 2nd, the complete two-hour show will run on the USA Network opposite AEW’s debut on TNT during the same two-hour slot.

The popular USA Network show “Suits” will be broadcast in the 9-10 pm slot on September 18th and 25th, including the season-finale on the final Wednesday of the month.

NXT has announced two matches for the September 18th debut on the USA Network with Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong for the North American title and a three-way match with Io Shirai vs. Mia Yim vs. Bianca Belair in a #1 contender’s match for Shayna Baszler’s women’s title.

It’s almost like they didn’t really think this through… like it was some sort of reaction.


Well as a non-american this is a bad move, this means I can watch the second hour live on WWE Network, but I’ll have to wait 24-hours for the first hour to be made available as VOD on WWE Network.

Dobut NXT will take a high priority when I can’t watch it for 24-hours from 2 weeks time.

It states the whole show will be made immediately on demand.

“The second hour will stream live on the award-winning WWE Network at 9/8 C. The second hour will then be immediately available for on-demand viewing on WWE Network”.

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USA executives flexing their power. “Oh, you want to get the jump on a ratings war with another wrestling show? Okay, but we’re not budging with Suits!”

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So why is it necessary for NXT to have a weekly two-hour show again? :flushed:

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