WWE has a huge deal coming up with Fox Sports and NXT is one of the hottest brands they have including the main roster. The natural fit could be to stretch NXT programming out to allow more television time for those talents and give room for even more stars to gain exposure. FS1 could be a natural idea for this.
Dave Meltzer commented on the idea of NXT moving to FS1 and possibly even adding another program during Wrestling Observer Radio. It’s a logical step, the only question is whether or not WWE and Fox Sports will figure that out.

“I’ll check, there was nothing a while ago. I think it makes all the sense in the world for them to add a second show. There’s so much talent there. Put a second show on FS1, keep one show on The Network. I think that’s what I would do. I think it’s a no-brainer. FS1 needs the programming, it’s more exposure for the [NXT] brand.”
“I know when I had asked about that when the first rumors came up I was told that not only was it not happening but in those negotiations, it never came up once. But you know it’s logical, you know what I mean?”
“I was thinking about it and even when I was told that it hasn’t been talked about I thought, ‘well logically you should probably talk about it.”

It should be noted that in June Brad Shepard reported that NXT’s deal to move to FS1 was “done deal” and Joe Peisich said on Barnburner’s No Holds Barred podcast said in August that there could be interest in moving NXT TakeOver events to FS1. It’s not unheard of for this kind of huge deal to be no-sold until the time an official announcement is made.
Meltzer mentioned that he brought this idea up on a conference call with Triple H and he made a joke about Meltzer doing their job for them and wanting residuals. Only time will tell what WWE does with their new Fox Sports deal because there are a lot of different options available at this point.
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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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