The competition between NXT and AEW started on October 2nd as NXT moved to the USA Network during the same timeslot as AEW Dynamite on TNT.
Balor, who made his return to NXT on the October 2nd episode, made it known that he’s not sure that NXT is competing with anyone. Instead, for him, he’s competing with himself.
“I don’t know if we’re competing with anyone. The only person I’m competing with is myself from yesterday. I’m trying to be better than who I was yesterday. On this Wednesday, I’m going to be better than I was last Wednesday. That’s the way I approach life and that’s how I evolve. I don’t worry about what other people are doing. I’m focused on the brand I’m currently working for.
People talk about going back to NXT. For me, NXT is the purest form of wrestling on this planet in every sense. To be able to step in that ring and do what I do best, with no restrictions whatsoever, is the greatest honor I can have. So I’m treating this like an opportunity to help evolve as a performer and help change the game again.”