So, when did WWE and NXT Superstars first find out about the news that NXT TV was moving from one-hour taped shows airing first on the WWE Network to two-hour live shows premiering on the USA Network starting on September 18th?
Now we know.
Word of NXT’s move to live TV began getting out at the TV tapings on 8/15 at Full Sail University where Triple H hinted to the talent that there was a big TV announcement upcoming that would take place on RAW.
"The Game" also told them that he’d “love to tell them” the details about the news, but couldn’t do so until everything was officially announced.
As it turns out, WWE didn’t reveal anything on RAW, opting instead to send out a press release the following morning.
Despite this course of events, people began talking at the WWE Performance Center that the NXT TV deal would see the brand on the USA Network instead of FS1 as it was initially rumored.
All the wrestlers also knew that the deal would kick in before October because Triple H told them he’d see them all again on September 18 even though based on the old schedule, it should have been September 11 (which has since been cancelled) as the next scheduled set of tapings.
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