As noted on Tuesday night, there were ads shown to DirecTV customers during a commercial break on WWE SmackDown Live.
They did it again on Wednesday night during the debut episode of NXT on USA. Ads were shown on some cable systems just before 8:30 pm eastern. Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, and Jon Moxley were some of the names prominently featured during the commercial. This is to be expected but it can’t make the people in WWE management too happy.
If you are wondering how this could happen, it’s because they did not purchase ad time from the USA Network. AEW went directly to the cable companies to buy ad time. All cable companies have a limited amount of ad space for their own ads that air in place of whatever is showing on the cable network.
All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite begins airing on TNT from 8-10 pm every Wednesday night starting on October 2nd.
Here is the ad that was shown during WWE NXT: