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NXT close on finalizing move to Tuesday starting after WrestleMania


It appears that the Wednesday Night War will be coming to an end as NXT and USA have been discussing moving the show to Tuesday nights -- a conversation that may be in the final stages of being put into motion.

The targeted date for the move is April 13th -- the first Tuesday after WrestleMania.

The Mat Men podcast was the first to report the story with our Dave Meltzer confirming. Meltzer couldn't confirm whether it's a done deal, but that if not, they are very close, adding it's been heavily talked about over the last seven days. 

He also added that almost all the key NXT personnel haven't been told about a move.

If the move happens, it would leave the Wednesday 8 PM Eastern timeslot to AEW who moved head-to-head against NXT when they launched Dynamite in October 2019. MLW also runs on Wednesday nights, but airs before both shows.

It was believed that when NBC announced a move to fold NBC Sports Network later this year and move some of that programming to USA, the National Hockey League would present a conflict for NXT due to their Wednesday night slot on the NBC Sports Network. However, on the February investors call, WWE president Nick Khan said the shutdown would not affect or impact Raw or NXT.

It's unknown at this point what precipitated this conversation at this point in time.

While Dynamite would benefit from the move, Impact Wrestling likely would not as they also air from 8-10 PM Eastern on AXS TV and Twitch with AEW Dark airing on YouTube starting at 7 PM Eastern.

When asked repeatedly over the last year plus about moving NXT off Wednesdays, Paul "HHH" Levesque reaffirmed their stance on playing the long game and questioned why no one asked "anyone else" about moving since they were there first.

From a conference call last September, Levesque said there are always conversations around the placement of their products all the time.

"It comes down to a question of where the show best sits, not only for us, but our partners and wherever they want to go to. We're open to doing the best business we can, but it's not as simple as it's our decision and we just put the show where we want," he said.