It was first announced that NXT will go live on the USA Network starting September 18th, with a 2-hour time block. It is now being reported that the first two episodes will only air for an hour on USA and will then switch over to the WWE Network for the second hour.
The official statement reads as so:
"The September 18 and September 25 NXT USA episodes will air live from 8pm - 9pm ET on the USA Network, from Full Sail Live in Winter Park, FL. The second hour of those episodes, from 9pm - 10pm ET, will then air live on the WWE Network."
NXT will air for the full two hours on the USA Network starting October 2nd, the same night AEW debuts on TNT.
Below is the full announcement from WWE for the first episode of NXT on USA:
First hour of NXT to air live on USA Network and second hour to stream live on WWE Network on Sept. 18 and 25
The historic debut of WWE NXT on USA Network is fast approaching, and WWE.com has you covered with important details on how to catch all the action of the first two live episodes.
The episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25, will air as follows:
* The first hour will air live on USA Network starting at 8/7 C
* The second hour will stream live on the award-winning WWE Network at 9/8 C. The second hour will then be immediately available for on-demand viewing on WWE Network.
Already announced for the Sept. 18 episode is a huge NXT North American Title bout between champion Velveteen Dream and challenger Roderick Strong of The Undisputed ERA, as well as a Triple Threat Match featuring Bianca Belair, Io Shirai and Mia Yim to determine the next challenger to NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler.
Don't miss out on a second of the action when the gold standard in sports-entertainment goes live later this month!