The Wednesday wrestling war between WWE and AEW officially begins tonight

AEW Dynamite

The day that wrestling fans have been waiting for for months has finally arrived.

WWE will go head-to-head with new promotion All Elite Wrestling every Wednesday night at 8PM Eastern Time, as NXT on the USA Network will go up against Dynamite on TNT.

There have been companies such as TNA Wrestling who have tried to do battle with WWE in the past, with wrestlers jumping ship in the early 2000s, but there hasn't been a 'war' since WCW were in business.

So why is this now a battle with a brand-new promotion?

Well with the financial backing of Jacksonville Jaguars owner Tony Khan, and superstars such as Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes and Jon Moxley, AEW pose a real threat to the viewership of WWE, with both the Double Or Nothing and All Out events showing what kind of attendances AEW can achieve.

All Elite Wrestling, which boasts the likes of The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, debuts their Dynamite show tonight

It won't be the big guns that AEW will be going head-to-head with in the form of Raw or SmackDown, but NXT in its first two weeks on the USA Network has already broken the one million viewership mark.

That was just for one hour, and tonight will see them have a full two hours live on cable television, and Triple H has stacked the card in preparation for battle.

Headlining is an NXT Championship match between Adam Cole and Matt Riddle, although an injury to the champion Cole may mean that shenanigans will occur.

Matt Riddle will challenge Adam Cole for his NXT Championship on the first two-hour episode on the USA Network of NXT

Two other titles are on the line as NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler defends her title against Candice LeRae, and The Street Profits look to take back their Tag Team Championships from Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish of the Undisputed Era - and renowned rap artist Wale will also make a special appearance.

Dynamite meanwhile will see Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks face AEW Champion Chris Jericho, Santana and Ortiz in a six-man tag match, Adam Page against PAC, previously known as Neville in the WWE, and a live appearance from Moxley - the former Dean Ambrose.

Jon Moxley will be making a special appearance on AEW Dynamite tonight

It's all live in the USA, but there's been a bit of a fuss kicked up in other countries, none more-so than the United Kingdom, about the viewing schedules for both NXT and Dynamite.

NXT will be on the WWE Network on the Friday after airing at 1am in the UK, whilst AEW won't be shown on free-to-air platform ITV until the Sunday after Dynamite airs live, and that's at 8:20am.

Fear not though, as you can pay £4.99 a month to watch Dynamite live on FITE online, but from 7pm on October 3, the full debut show will be available on the ITV Hub, and that timing pattern will continue going forward.

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