Triple H has seemingly put an end to the rumours linking NXT moving from Wednesday nights to Tuesday on the USA Network.
There has been a lot of talk recently about NXT potentially switching to Tuesday evening following the ratings success of it’s Super Tuesday specials in September, which were enforced moves due to the NHL playoffs.
Without any wrestling opposition, NXT pulled its best ratings of the year for the September 1 broadcast – a hefty 849,000 viewers.
On a typical Wednesday night, opposition show AEW Dynamite tends to have the edge over NXT in the ratings battle, with NXT numbers usually hovering around the 600,000-700,000 mark.
This led to Fightful Select reporting last month that the USA Network was keen to move NXT to Tuesday nights on a permanent basis because they were “not as committed” to the NXT vs AEW rivalry as WWE apparently was, and how WWE was apparently willing to consider discussing it.
However, in answering a question from The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer in yesterday’s TakeOver 31 conference call, Triple H seemingly put these rumours to bed by declaring “I’m happy with where we are”.
Hunter added that while there are always conversations happening and business questions such as this come down to WWE’s partners as much as WWE, there is currently no intention to switch days.
“It’s not just as simple a decision as it’s our decision and we just put the show where we want to put it” he said, “Those decisions are made by our partners and everything else along the way”.
He was also quick to point out that NXT was the first to air on Wednesday nights (which is true, but only by two weeks if talking strictly about the USA Network show – although that comes with the addendum that WWE only announced the show after AEW had already confirmed Dynamite would air on TNT on Wednesdays) and that nobody was asking about them moving nights.
That’s that settled then.