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Straight Shooters: AEW vs. NXT and how fans who wanted the war are second-guessing it now

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This week, Nick (@nickpiccone) and Vaughn (@VaughnMJohnson) discussed the move of NXT to the USA Network beginning September 18 and becoming a live television program to go head-to-head with AEW weekly.

For the fans who wanted a wrestling war, they got it. And, there’s a lot of them. I’m one of them. Of course, when someone gets what they want, sometimes they second-guess exactly what they wanted and begin to regret it. There’s not much difference regarding this.

I wanted a war and I’m glad we’re getting one. However, a lot of wrestling fans were complaining about NXT moving to USA Network not only because it’ll go head-to-head with AEW (you know, the war they wanted), but because they all think Vince McMahon will put his fingerprints all over it and ruin what’s made it so great over the years. So we delve inside the issues and try to convince the audience that this is very good for professional wrestling.

AEW also announced TV tapings for October 23 and October 30 in Pittsburgh (Petersen Events Center on the University of Pittsburgh campus) and Charleston, West Virginia (Charleston Coliseum), respectively. They’re selling out their TV taping venues, which is great. But where will they be in one year? Running the same venues? Bigger venues? What’s the goal and for how long?

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