The new two-hour NXT television show that will be announced tonight on Raw for the USA Network will have a September 18 debut date.
It was imperative on the WWE side to get a jump on AEW, which debuts with its October 2 show from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
One would think with a date so close to happening, that the locations for the early shows would also be announced tonight.
NXT will be airing on 8-10 p.m. Eastern time on USA on Wednesdays, head-to-head with AEW on TNT.
WWE stock has increased $2.57 per share today to $72.18 based on the expectation of the announcement tonight.
In addition to the NXT announcement, tonight's Raw will feature AJ Styles defending the United States title against Braun Strowman, two first round matches in the King of the Ring tournament, and a King's Court segment with Jerry Lawler interviewing Sasha Banks. Samoa Joe vs. Cesaro and Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn are the King of the Ring matches.