In a recent interview, Triple H talked about NXT’s move to Tuesdays and their competition with AEW.
On Cheap Heat with Peter Rosenberg, Triple H explained that they weren’t just in competition with AEW, they were in competition with everyone and everything.
“The promotional opportunity for us is much better on a Tuesday," he explained. "And also then not having to have a narrative where it’s just constantly about an imaginary war, or this imaginary battle. And, you know, people can say what they want, but the truth of the matter is you compete against everything. If you are creating a television product or content-- that is the world we live in is content not television, not internet. It’s everything. So you’re constantly competing for eyeballs and time against everything under the sun, including sleep and time to do other things, and video games, and Tik Tok and everything else that’s out there.”
Triple H said he was thrilled with NXT moving to Tuesdays, as more talent will be able to shine through.
“Again, I’m thrilled with it, and I think the opportunity is the same as it was before, which is for talent to get out there live and show everything that they can do, and I’m a big believer in that talent will shine through, and they’ll get that opportunity and you’ll make bigger and bigger stars as time goes by,” he said. “But again, it’s about making stars and them having that opportunity not just the number every single week.”
NXT officially moved to its new Tuesday time slot on April 13. Going unopposed, NXT drew 805,000 while AEW Dynamite unopposed scored 1.219 million viewers.