WWE is expected to announce that NXT will be moving to the USA Network on Wednesday nights. The show will move to two-hours and air head-to-head with AEW's TNT show, that debuts in October.
With NXT moving to Wednesdays, three hours of RAW on Monday nights and two hours of SmackDown on FOX on Fridays starting in October, WWE will now have seven hours of live first-run programming per week, as opposed to five now. One former WWE Superstar feels that the move could hurt the company.
AEW Superstar Chris Jericho appeared on Busted Open Radio today and said that by adding NXT to USA, the company is just diluting their own product.
"I think WWE is great but there's too much WWE as it is," Jericho said, via Wrestling Inc. "By adding another two hours, that really dilutes the product, it dilutes their mindset, it dilutes the focus. It's a reactionary move that's done by a guy who wants to start a war. We don't care if you want to start a war, that was never our intention. There's no war for us, we're just doing what we're doing. People there don't like that and they're reacting to it, and it just dilutes their own product."
You can listen to Jericho's comments below. Jericho will face Adam Page to crown the inaugural AEW Champion at AEW All Out on Saturday, August 31st.
??EXCLUSIVE?? In the wake of #NXT's potential move to a live Wednesday night show on the USA Network, @IAmJericho tells @davidlagreca1 & @bullyray5150 that @AEWrestling is just doing their thing and not trying to start a war ?? pic.twitter.com/OsR8lYMnC3— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) August 19, 2019