Shawn Michaels Provides Update On WWE NXT's Plans To Go Head-To-Head With AEW
Shawn Michaels comments on WWE NXT going head-to-head with AEW
The old Wednesday Night Wars are back for one night only as NXT Battleground goes head-to-head with AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday, May 28.
But whilst this won’t be the first time the two different companies have gone head-to-head on the same night, NXT’s Shawn Michaels says it’s not going to become a habit, with HBK saying the following during the pre-Battleground media call:
"To the best of my knowledge, no,” said Michaels when asked if NXT will continue to run against AEW. “For me, and for us, the WWE as a whole, as I'm always honest with you guys, clearly there are people far more important than me that make decisions that they don't tell me about. For us, this was about a big Memorial Day weekend for WWE. Even though it's a little switched around, for us, it's a little bit of a throwback to when we would have joint weekends with NXT on Saturday and WWE pay-per-views on Sunday. This is just flip-flopped with Night of Champions on Saturday, especially coming in the afternoon, everyone felt it was a good combination to have NXT on Sunday night and create a big WWE weekend for WWE fans. For me, personally, I would love to have as many standalone weekends on us as we can get. No different than having to go up against the (NBA & NHL) playoffs for the last several weeks. As much as I'm a basketball fan or NHL fan, it thrills me when the playoffs are done. The less competition we can get, the better.”
Main roster WWE have also ran against AEW, with Clash at the Castle and NXT Worlds Collide running the same weekend as AEW All Out in September 2022.