WWE officials are planning on using main roster Superstars from RAW and Smackdown on the WWE NXT TV show if it comes to FS1 to go head-to-head with AEW’s TNT TV show later this year, as reported on Wrestling Observer Radio today.
It was recently reported that WWE was discussed at a Fox summit meeting, and that one idea had NXT possibly airing on FS1 up against AEW each week. Using main roster stars would help boost the NXT viewership each week.
AEW is believed to be airing on Wednesday nights beginning October 2nd but the date and night has not been officially announced. There would be one significant issue with airing NXT on FS1 on Wednesdays – Big East college basketball already airs on FS1’s Wednesday night line-up during their season.