Matt Riddle has discussed WWE potentially airing NXT on FOX Sports 1
For months now, there have been rumors that WWE could move NXT from airing on its streaming service, WWE Network, to FS1 as part of their deal with FOX to air SmackDown Live this October.
Part of the reason for the move is to counter-program AEW as their weekly television show will air on TNT in the fall.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that NXT will not only move to FS1 but also expand to two hours. As of this writing, WWE has not officially announced that the show airing on FS1.
Riddle recently did an interview with Simon Hannig of FanSided. According to Riddle, he thinks it’s a good move as it will create more exposure for the brand and the stars featured on the show.
“I think the more exposure NXT can get, the better. I think both NXT and Raw are both talent-based. I think it’s gonna be good overall. It’s another viewing aspect of professional wrestling and sports entertainment. I think it’s gonna excel. With more eyes and more views, it’s gonna get bigger and better and brighter.”