With the Wednesday Night Wars a thing of the past, WWE and AEW will go head-to-head once again, even if for only one week.
When AEW announced that their flagship show Dynamite was set to debut in October 2019 on Wednesday nights, WWE took steps to take NXT from the WWE Network onto the USA Network as the latest wrestling war was born.
AEW regularly got the better of WWE’s developmental brand in both total viewers and the all-important key demo and the hotly debated topic came to an end when NXT shifted to Tuesday nights in 2021.
Now, as Dave Meltzer has explained on Wrestling Observer Radio, AEW Dynamite and NXT will once again find themselves going head-to-head due to baseball playoffs in October:
“The big thing is AEW and WWE are both gonna have dates changed because of the upcoming Major League Baseball playoffs. So it’s not really gonna affect anything until mid-October but there will be an October 17th [Tuesday is actually October 18th] head-to-head on Tuesday night with Dynamite from Cincinnatti and NXT.”
“The first time they’ve gone head-to-head in over a year and that will be an interesting night. I’m sure both will load up their shows, AEW is on an unfamiliar night so if you don’t load up the show you probably aren’t going to do so well. Then NXT, I’m sure will load up the show as well for that very same reason.”
Meltzer adds that more changes could happen for Dynamite should the playoff series goes to game seven in the subsequent weeks but it will likely that the show will air on Thursday and not up against WWE programming.
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