WWE is moving SmackDown Live to Fox and they are planning a promotional blitz to make sure people are well aware of this. Now it looks like they could be using this new relationship to bring a flagship show for the WWE Network to FS1.
We’ve reported for about a year now that WWE would be bringing NXT to FS1. The writing was on the wall before AEW was announced, but now that WWE has an alternative on Wednesday nights (presumably) it looks like they’re even more serious about it.
Cody Rhodes said after AEW Fight For The Fallen that nobody can counter program what AEW is doing, but it looks like WWE is willing to try. Dave Meltzer explained during Wrestling Observer Radio that the idea of bringing NXT to FS1 is now being talked about as it was revealed to Fox affiliates yesterday.
“There are negotiations to get NXT on which shocks me to no end. The idea of NXT on Wednesday nights, what an absolute shocker. It’s gotta be FS1, they’re not about to put it on Fox.”
“The only thing that’s official is the talk show on FS1. There’s definitely the idea they brought up at the meeting the idea of NXT getting on television.”
This might be a shocker for some, but it really doesn’t surprise us at all. Ringside News has been covering this story since last year as the deal with Fox was announced in the first place. Seriously, the picture for this article was first used and created on June 27th, 2018. So we really saw this one coming, guys.
Some in WWE might have tried to dismiss it at the time, but it looks like it could become a very real thing. Because if they can work out a deal then NXT looks like they will find a new home on Wednesday night. If they couple it with the WWE talk show on FS1 then WWE could have a stable two hours of programming on Wednesday night to counter program AEW’s TNT television show.
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