WWE NXT To Air On Different Network For Next 2 Weeks

Why NXT is leaving its USA Network home for the next fortnight...

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WWE NXT will air on SYFY rather than USA Network over the next two weeks.

This was confirmed during last night's NXT show, which presented the brand as "invading" SYFY on 27 July and 3 August, with both episodes kicking off at the usual time of 8 PM EST.

The move is due to clashes with the 2020 Olympic Games, which begin this Friday (23 July). USA Network is scheduled to air coverage of the Tokyo-based event throughout the next few weeks.

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These will be pretaped shows, with WWE capturing all required footage at the Capitol Wrestling Center today.

NXT has been broadcasting on USA Network since moving from the WWE Network to stifle AEW Dynamite in September 2019. Originally airing opposite Dynamite on Wednesday evenings, it has since moved to Tuesday after succeeding only in putting a dent in the AEW show's numbers, having only ever finished above it in the night's cable rankings on one occasion (18 December 2019).

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WWE has already booked a handful of matches for next week's NXT on SYFY, with Adam Cole facing Bronson Reed, Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan meeting Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher, and Carmelo Hayes and Josh Briggs colliding in the Breakout Tournament.

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