WWE announce major NXT change with AEW repercussions and fans beg Triple H for one thing


The brand overseen by Triple H will air live in the USA and go head-to-head with upstart promotion AEW headed up by the likes of Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks.

NXT has become popular with WWE fans for the sort of matches and storylines seen on the show which are more edgy than on RAW or SmackDown.

And on the announcement Triple H couldn’t hide his pride.

He said: “Can’t describe this announcement in any other word than PROUD.

“Proud of everyone involved from day one. Proud you’ve let your voice be heard and carried the banner of this brand.

“Proud you’ve loudly & clearly said #WeAreNXT. And I’m proud to say, we’re just getting started.”

Vince McMahon is also excited about the move which will essentially make NXT a third brand alongside RAW and SmackDown.

“The move to USA Network provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with NBCUniversal and further build the NXT brand,” said WWE chairman Vince McMahon.

“Over the long term, our goal is to develop a following that can be monetised to the same level as our flagship programs, Raw and SmackDown.”

But fans are sceptical and have begged Triple H to stop McMahon interfering in NXT like he does the other main shows.

One said: “Dont let vince have control of it”.

Another simply added: “RIP NXT”.

“Don’t let Vince ruin this. I already have nothing to watch on Monday and Tuesday nights,” a third explained.

NXT has superstars such as Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Shayna Baszler, Johnny Gargano, Matt Riddle, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai, Candice LeRae, Tommaso Ciampa, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish on its roster.

And with regular TakeOver specials which rival pay per views from RAW and SmackDown it will be interesting to see how the move changes the yellow brand.


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