NXT won't be special anymore if Vince McMahon gets his hands on it, says Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho

The Wednesday Night Wars will soon begin as WWE announced this week that NXT is moving to cable television in the United States.

With All Elite Wrestling debuting on TNT on October 2, Vince McMahon has countered their move by negotiating a deal with USA Network to show NXT on their platform.

It's a big move considering currently NXT is only taped in advance and is shown an hour a week on the WWE Network - it will now be live and doubled in length.

Many have said that the battle between the two companies is now on, but there is one notable man who believes there is no war, and that is Chris Jericho.

Jericho would once be seen as a first-ballot WWE Hall of Famer, but he's apparently been black-listed following his huge signing with AEW.

Petty as it may be, Vince McMahon clearly sees AEW as his competition now with their huge financial resources, and obviously sees Jericho's move as a betrayal.

There's a feeling amongst many that NXT will change now it will be on a big cable company, with McMahon maybe making some changes creatively.

Vince McMahon has decided to move NXT to cable television in the United States

And if that happens, Jericho believes that it could be the downfall of the brand.

"If it's an official, legitimate, nationwide cable show on the USA Network, do you think Vince McMahon is going to be involved in it? Of course he is!" Jericho told Busted Open Radio, per WrestlingInc.

It's Vince McMahon; he is a genius. But here's the thing - I think the appeal of it is that it's its own little entity outside the WWE, and when Vince McMahon gets a hold of it and gets involved with it it is going to become another SmackDown and another RAW.

"I think if you like RAW and SmackDown then you're going to like NXT on Wednesday nights. If you don't, then I don't think you're going to like NXT on Wednesday nights because there's no way that Vince McMahon is going to stay home and not be involved with it.

Chris Jericho though believes Vince may ruin the special feeling that NXT has

"That is what he does, so, great. I think it's another 2 hours of incredible WWE programming on Wednesday nights. If you love WWE then there's more for you to love, and if you don't, then I don't think it's going to make a difference."

With McMahon having to oversee the return of the XFL in early 2020, he may just leave Triple H to run proceedings on his own - after all he's done that so well since NXT became popular.

But you can't just stop the boss of WWE not having his input when they have television providers to answer to, so we may be forced to see slight changes to the NXT product.

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