Sportsnet 360 picks up NXT for Friday night WWE block in Canada

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/09/24/sportsnet-360-in-canada-picks-up-nxt-for-friday-night-wwe-block/

Sportsnet 360, the Canadian broadcaster for WWE programming will be picking up NXT and airing a Friday night block of wrestling content.

Beginning October 4th to coincide with Friday Night SmackDown’s move, Sportsnet 360 will carry 4 ½ hours of wrestling content beginning at 6:30 pm Eastern with the Aftermath studio show.

The studio show that is hosted by Caroline Szwed with panelists Anthony Carelli, Jimmy Korderas, and Mike “Nug” Nahrgang will serve as the lead-in for the WWE block that begins with an airing of NXT at 7 pm Eastern followed by Friday Night SmackDown at 8 pm and WWE Main Event at 10 pm.

Sportsnet 360 is only listing NXT for a one-hour slot and not the full two hours that the show has expanded to.

NXT is not available in Canada on Wednesday nights but will be available on the WWE Network for Canadian and international viewers on Thursday nights on a 24-hour delay from the USA Network airing.

WWE and Rogers Sportsnet announced a ten-year programming deal in 2014 and includes the live airing of Raw on Monday nights from 8-11 pm Eastern.

Seems odd to add an edited down version of the show. No idea if it would be possible, but it seems like Main Event at 7, SD at 8 and NXT at 10 would be better.

And still no news on AEW in Canada. I guess its looking like the Alternate Means Network.

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Sportsnet is stupid regarding NXT.

How so?

Because they couldn’t secure the live two hour broadcast?

Maybe ask somebody in tv on how hard securing this show would’ve been in such short notice…took WWECW months to find it’s first home on Global.

Wednesday is NHL night on Sportsnet, so NXT live on Wednesday’s was probably never going to happen.

Nice to see they’re catering to the three people who watch Main Event.

Yeah…fuck that show that actually has the people we complain about not being on Raw or SmackDown actually having matches.