Two weeks ago, the idea of WWE positioning NXT on TV opposite of AEW was mentioned in this column.
Friday, the notion picked up steam.
Word is that WWE will air NXT from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. opposite of AEW’s new show, which is rumored to possibly be named Revolution.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has been discussing the possibility, so it should not surprise anyone if, and when, it happens.
While this news should not shock anyone if it does indeed come to fruition, it provides drama for the pro wrestling business.
In any aspect of business, competition is good and while AEW is a long, long way from being competition for WWE, this potential move shows that WWE is taking the possibility serious.
There have been whispers for over a week now that WWE would send some of the underutilized stars from Raw and Smackdown back to NXT to give the rumored show more name power.
While the move to a weekly two-hour show could be counter-productive for NXT’s niche feel, Vince McMahon will do everything in his power so AEW cannot pick up steam.
Would WWE hurt a good thing with what it has in NXT by oversaturating it?
More on this topic in the coming weeks!
3rd season of G.L.O.W. is available
Netflix’s hit show about pro wrestling, G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) is now available.
It was uploaded on Friday.
Look for a spoiler-free review in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, Ruby Riott posted a picture after having surgery on her left shoulder following a bilateral injury.
It was the same surgery that she had on her right shoulder in May.
Riott is expected to be out of action until 2020.
On Friday, Paige announced that she has to have a second neck surgery.
When she was hurt in the match that ended her in-ring career, according to Paige, it caused a hernia that she and her doctor thought it would heal.
Unfortunately, it did not.
Smart marketing by AEW
Several readers reached out this week about AEW and where it is advertising.
It is running commercials before and after The Rock’s newest film, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobb and Shaw, at AMC Theaters.
Considering AMC is the biggest movie house in the United States and that there will be wrestling fans who will go watch because of the fact that both The Rock and Roman Reigns are in the movie, this was a smart marketing strategy.
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