AEW and WWE are at war whether they want it or not. So every little thing each company can do might influence fans in other direction.

WWE made a very interesting decision when they announced their next NXT UK TakeOver event for August 31st. That is the same day as AEW All Out. Now there will be 2 1/2 hour wrestling show on the afternoon before a tent pole AEW pay-per-view.

Mike Johnson reports on PW Insider that WWE actually had the August 31st date locked in “for several months.” It is just apparently a coincidence that they happened to reveal the August 31st date on the weekend after AEW made that same date for All Out official.

The 8/31 date for the NXT UK Takeover in Cardiff, Wales had been locked in for several months before it was announced tonight.

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The shows won’t likely conflict when it comes to time because NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff is slated to start at 3:00 PM EST where AEW All Out will likely start at 7 or 8 central time. However, it is still very interesting that August 31st is getting so much pro wrestling love this year.

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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