5 Ups & 3 Downs From Last Night's WWE NXT (21 Aug)

Triple H books the beginning of the beginning of the end

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It's been quite the week for NXT.

Monday brought about breaking news from Dave Meltzer that WWE were to use Monday Night Raw as the biggest possible platform for a major announcement - that being the move from the WWE Network to USA Network for the black and gold brand. The smallest in-house show had hit the big time.

Raw came and went without so much as a whisper about the seismic shift, but the company instead dedicated the Tuesday news cycle to the official announcement. Alongside a host of messages wrestlers definitely weren't instructed to tweet, the discussion around it served as promotion enough. NXT was going to Wednesday Nights head-to-head with AEW's brand new show, and getting in there first.

With a two week head start, the former developmental brand can highlight the best and brightest to try and curb All Elite Wrestling's momentum when they launch their weekly show on October 2nd.

So what remains of the pre-existing tapings, and what's still to come? Many were forecasting the end of this specific era with Vince McMahon set to take control. Hard to argue too, but if so, here's to the beginning of the end...

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