NXT To Air Live on USA – Officially Announced
As announced this morning via Twitter, NXT will begin airing weekly on the USA Network beginning September 18th, 2019.
“The move to USA Network provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with NBCUniversal and further build the NXT brand,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “Over the long term, our goal is to develop a following that can be monetized to the same level as our flagship programs, Raw and Smakdown”
“USA Network and WWE have one of the longest and most successful partnerships in television history,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks – USA and SYFY. “As the No. 1 cable entertainment network, we’re excited to add NXT to our weekly lineup alongside powerhouse flagship Raw and to bring a new generation of Superstars to a wide audience.”
PWI’s Mike Johnson provided just a few more details this morning regarding the show’s status on the WWE Network. According to Mike, the show will air on a 24 hour tape delay on Thursdays at 8pm eastern.
This is huge news for NXT and an opportunity for the brand to finally expose itself in a longer, live format. Will you be watching NXT live in September?