AEW will be starting live on TNT on October 2nd. Just two weeks before that NXT will debut on the USA Network with a Wednesday night timeslot as well. If you ask Triple H, he doesn’t see this as competition.
Why speaking to Talk Sport, Triple H explained that he doesn’t see NXT as competing with anyone. They are simply taking this opportunity to put NXT on a bigger stage right now. Then they will continue to provide the same content that they were before.
To me, people can say what they want, how they want. I don’t approach it like as a competitive thing or it’s anything else, we’re just going to put on our shows. We’re going to put on our shows when we need to put them on, in the best places we need to put them on, in the right timeslots for them and the best talent I can find in the world – and we already have them. I’m confident in that. When I look across the board at NXT in general and NXT in the UK here, we put on show after show of the highest calibre – not one match or two matches, the entire show. So I have no doubt.
For me it’s not competitive against anyone or anything, I just want to put on the best show for the fans of NXT, the fans here in Cardiff tonight, the fans around the world – that’s all this is. It’s funny because a few years ago we were doing this and doing the same kind of thing, wowing people, and there wasn’t competitors out there. So I guess we were just doing it for competitive reasons then? To compete with ourselves?
NXT has always been impressive when they step up their game and a move to the USA Network is certainly bound to bring them to the next level. It might not be like a TakeOver special every week, but you can never rule out the possibility of them pulling out all the stops even if they don’t consider AEW as their competition.