In case you missed it this past Wednesday night NXT officially made the move to network television as they are now on USA Network every Wednesday. For the first couple of weeks as USA makes room in their line-up NXT will only have an hour every week on USA with the second hour being on the WWE Network. The change in time slot will take place in early October following the ending of USA Network original series Suits. Either way though the first episode of NXT on USA happened and it lived up to the expectations. Now with a lot more time to showcase the talent of the future the WWE has the ability to give talent in NXT the opportunity to become known by it's fan base before a talent gets the call to move to Raw or Smackdown.
One thing that everyone has been hoping for since the Smackdown deal with Fox was announced was that Smackdown would move from being a B-Show to an equal of Raw. I don't expect NXT to become equal to Raw or Smackdown right away, but what I hope for is that underutilized talent on the main roster will finally be able to make the move to NXT as a way to freshen them up. Even though NXT will be on national television now it is still going to be a different audience at least early on then the one that watches the other two brands.
Overall with the infusion of talent from 205 Live and now possibility of some NXT UK talent joining the party from time to time the WWE is doing everything they can to make sure NXT has depth on their roster. I love the idea of allowing the NXT UK World Champion to appear on the brand, because it gives more exposure to the World Champion which is exactly what they should be trying to do. I don't know a lot about Walter or his stablemates, but what I do know is I'm interested and Kushida is definitely an interesting selection as an early opponent for Walter on NXT. So far WWE is starting high and the stage is set for Smackdown to make the move to Fox on October 4!
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