During this interview, Rhodes discussed the latest move by WWE that many believe is counterprogramming AEW.
WWE officially announced that NXT will be airing on the USA Network starting Wednesday, September 18th. This means starting in October, NXT will go head-to-head with AEW on TNT, which starts on October 2nd.
Not only does Rhodes thinks the most important night in all of wrestling is now Wednesday nights but he’s also interested in what Vince McMahon does with NXT.
“I think the most important night in all of wrestling is now Wednesday nights,” Rhodes said. “The best wrestling is going to be happening on Wednesday nights. It’s destination TV, and when’s the last time wrestling was destination TV? It’s now must-watch, and I’m not going to complain about that…Wrestling fans now have a choice, and I hope they choose us.”
“I’m oddly intrigued to see what Vince McMahon does with NXT. My dad was instrumental in building the NXT brand. For a long time, It had been a developmental project. For Vince to now bring it to the USA Network as if it’s a full brand, I’m just intrigued by it.”