NXT is moving to USA Network as direct opposition to AEW. This new Wednesday Night War is quite interesting, but some fans fear change for NXT.
Dave Meltzer has previously reported that Vince McMahon is very likely to step in now that NXT is on the USA Network. If you ask Triple H, that just isn’t the case at all. In fact, NXT is only going to get bigger as he spoke to Talk Sport.
Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of things people like Dave say that don’t make sense. Because they don’t approach things from a business standpoint. Put it this way: we’re going to be live on Mondays, we’re going to be live on Wednesdays, we’re going to be live on Fridays. There’s so much bandwidth to go [around] it’s just funny the small-mindedness of it that people don’t give Vince McMahon the credit for being the businessman that he is.
The speculation and rumours and it’s easy when people leave or they go they’re own way to just jump onto speculation and rumours and a lot of it, that’s just what it is. So when people talk about him as a businessman, there’s so many crazy misconceptions. The truth is, all of what we’re doing right now in this business is because of him.
He took a failing business, so to speak, at a period of time in the 1980s and turned it into a global phenomenon when nobody else had the foresight to do it. All the things he has done and where it is today. People look at where it is today and sometimes say negative things and I’m like ‘really?’ because we’ve signed billion-dollar deals with FOX and USA, I’m not sure that it’s crumbling! And he’s also smart enough to understand the things that we do and where they go and how, the pieces of it. If you’re asking the simple term in answers? He’s not involved. Yeah, he’s going to have some say in some things as far as where the brand sits and the marketing of it within USA and all that stuff and clearly, whatever he wants to do at the end of the day also, but truth is at this point in time he has basically just said ‘go and make this thing a success’.
It’s what he told me in the beginning ‘go make this thing a success’ and, you know, we pick up the phone every now and then and we see each other all the time but it’s like ‘how’s it going? going good? excellent’. and we move on. But those who want to speculate on it, it’s craziness. A lot of it is silliness.
If you love NXT, it’s just going to get bigger. There’s going to be more of it. Two hours gives us more opportunity – I look at the roster here and the talent pool I have and I said it yesterday on the call, I wouldn’t trade our roster. There’s nobody out there I’m like ‘Ooo, man, if I could have that’ – nobody. I don’t care who that is and they can make claims to being the greatest in the world with their four matches a year that are good, great. I wouldn’t trade you. That’s just my opinion. I’m not saying whether that’s right or wrong, I’m just saying that’s what it is. I’ll put our roster up against anybody, I’ll put our talent against the world, but that isn’t the point. The point is to go out here – this place is sold-out, there’s going to be a lot of passionate fans and I’ve got a talent roster passionate about going in here and blowing the roof off the place and showing the whole world that they’re NXT and that this is theirs. So that’s the point of this and they’re going to continue to do that, they’re just going to do it with the USA Network in a bigger way which brings more opportunities for everybody.
We will have to see how NXT does on the USA Network. It is likely to do very well which would be great to see, but there are still some worried that Vince McMahon could still alter NXT.
Dave Meltzer has since doubled down on his previous statement where he said “I’d be surprised” if McMahon doesn’t do something if NXT is losing the Wednesday Night War to AEW.