WWE “Determined” For NXT To Beat AEW In First Head-To-Head In 18 Months

WWE AEW Logo over Roster

On October 18th NXT will go head-to-head with AEW Dynamite for the first time since the end of the so-called ‘Wednesday Night Wars’ on April 7th 2021.

The two shows had been competing directly in the television schedule since October 2019 when AEW launched Dynamite. However, the competition came to an end when NXT moved to Tuesday nights on April 13th 2021.

WWE NXT And AEW Dynamite Go Head-To-Head One More Time

Due to TBS’ coverage of the baseball’s League Championship Series Dynamite is moving back to Tuesday night for one week only. Ahead of the clash, Bryan Alvarez stated that WWE are “determined” to beat AEW adding that there has been a “huge promotional push” going into the show.

The October 18th edition of NXT is set to feature a number of main roster stars such as Rhea Ripley, Raquel Rodriguez, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.

In response, AEW have also assembled stacked card which features bouts for the men’s and women’s World Championships.

Speaking in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Triple H dismissed that there had ever been a war between NXT and AEW. WWE’s Chief Content Officer hit back at claims that NXT had been forced to move from Wednesdays and launch NXT 2.0 as a result of being defeated in the ‘war.’ Triple H noted “They beat our developmental system? Good for them.”


  • Cameron Grimes & Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson vs. Schism
  • Alba Fyre vs. Sonya Deville
  • Raquel Rodriguez vs. Corda Jade
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Roxanne Perez
  • Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo vs. Mystery Opponent

AEW Dynamite Card

  • Jon Moxley (c) vs. Hangman Adam Page – AEW World Championship
  • Toni Storm (c) vs. Hikaru Shida – Interim AEW Women’s World Championship
  • Chris Jericho (c) vs. Dalton Castle – ROH World Championship
  • Death Triangle (c) vs. Orange Cassidy & Best Friends – AEW Trios Championship
  • MJF Segment
  • Renee Paquette interviews Bryan Danielson & Wheeler Yuta