NXT CW Network Premiere Date Confirmed, WWE Making Big Plans

WWE NXT boss Shawn Michaels

WWE NXT’s move to the CW Network has a start date.

On November 7th it was announced that NXT will be leaving the USA Network in October 2024. The new five-year agreement will see WWE’s third brand move to the CW Network in a deal said to be worth well over $30 million.

According to a new report from Deadline, NXT will arrive on the CW Network on October 1st. The show will remain in its regular timeslot on Tuesdays at 8pm EST. The final episode of NXT to be broadcast on USA will be on September 24th.

The news was followed by a report from PWInsider that suggested WWE is making big plans for the move, and the episode on October 1st will be held outside the Performance Center in a major arena.

2024 is set to be a year of huge change for WWE, with SmackDown leaving FOX and heading back to the USA Network. The move is set to take place slightly earlier than previously believed with the Blue brand premiering on USA on September 13th.

Meanwhile, Raw will move to Netflix in January 2025 from the USA Network in a deal worth $5 billion.

WWE Expecting Star To Make WWE Return

According to a new report, Joe Hendry is expected to make more appearances on NXT television following his debut on June 18th. Hendry debuted in a huge Battle Royal to decide a new number-one contender for the NXT Championship. However, despite a huge reaction from the crowd, his run in the match was over before it really started at the hands of Frankie Kazarian.