Not only do fans believe it but also it’s been reported that the decision by WWE officials to move NXT to the USA Network was due to AEW inking a television deal to air a weekly show on TNT starting October 2nd.
Thus, with NXT already airing on Wednesday on WWE’s streaming service, WWE Network, it was a wise decision to air NXT on the USA Network. Although it’s easy to read between the lines, Triple H has defended the move and tried to downplay the notion that AEW is competition.
“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 time slots 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 caliber – not one match or two matches, the entire show. So I have no doubt.”
He thinks it’s funny that a few years ago they were doing this and wowing people while there weren’t competitors in the space. He questioned the idea of making the move for competitive reasons.