NXT was moved off of Wednesday nights after NBC Sports Network announced their closure. The thought was that the NHL’s Wednesday night double-header games would bump NXT. Now that is no longer an issue.

WWE President Nick Khan seemed confident that the NHL won’t be coming to USA Network. It turns out that is what happened.

The Sports Business Journal reports that next season will mark the first time that the NHL hasn’t been on NBC since the 2005-2006 season. NBC officially pulled out of bidding for the NHL’s television package.

It’s unclear where the NHL will go now, but USA Network’s Wednesday night time slot remains empty. That doesn’t mean NXT will jump right back over the re-spark the Wednesday Night Wars, but the option is certainty there.

We will keep an eye on this ongoing story here at Ringside News.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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