WWE Holiday Week Schedule; NXT Airing on USA Network for First Time Ever

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World Wrestling Entertainment and USA Network will continue their December holiday tradition this year with WWE Holiday Week, which begins on Monday, December 11 and ends on Thursday, December 14.

In addition to Raw on Monday and Smackdown on Tuesday, NXT will be airing on USA Network for the first time ever on Wednesday, December 13. It will be a one-hour special from their home at Full Sail University at 7:00 pm ET. WWE Holiday Week will conclude with the 15th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops show. It will be a two-hour special taking place at Naval Base San Diego on Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 pm ET.

NXT Superstar Adam Cole tweeted how he’s excited a larger audience will get the opportunity to see him when NXT airs on USA Network. Cole is scheduled to face Aleister Black in a Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Qualifier match.

In addition to Cole vs. Black, NXT will also feature Ember Moon vs. Peyton Royce, Fabian Aichner vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas, and Authors of Pain vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch.

Dave Meltzer noted in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that if next week’s NXT rating is strong enough, it will open the doors to sell the show. Selling NXT to a major network would make WWE a lot more money off of NXT than it would if NXT were to stay as an exclusive WWE Network property.

For a more detailed description of WWE Holiday Week, posted the following:

Monday, Dec. 11
Emanating live for three hours at 8/7 C from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Monday Night Raw features Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns, Raw Tag Team Champions Sheamus & Cesaro, Seth Rollins, Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Samoa Joe and more.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Emanating live for two hours at 8/7 C from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, SmackDown Live features WWE Champion AJ Styles, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, United States Champion Baron Corbin, Becky Lynch, The New Day, Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton and more.

Wednesday, Dec. 13
For the first time ever, USA Network will air a one-hour NXT special, emanating from Full Sail University in Orlando at 7/6 C and featuring NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas, NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon, NXT Tag Team Champions SAnitY, Adam Cole, Aleister Black and more.

Thursday, Dec. 14
At 8/7 C, WWE and USA Network will celebrate our nation’s heroes with the two-hour Tribute to the Troops celebration, taking place at Naval Base San Diego.

Immediately following at 10/9 C, USA Network’s epic 1930s saga “Damnation” will premiere an all-new episode, guest-starring WWE Superstar Harper.

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