Inside Pro Wrestling’s Big, Huge TV Push: 3 New Shows, 4 New Networks Across 4 Nights

Triple H, Cody Rhodes, USA’s Chris McCumber, TNT’s Brett Weitz and Impact’s Ed Nordholm all cut promos on TheWrap

The bell is about to ring on one of the biggest weeks in professional wrestling’s long TV tenure — with the introduction of new shows, new leagues and new networks that are spreading shows across four weeknights.

It technically started with WWE’s “Raw” season premiere on Monday, which gives way to Impact Wrestling’s unofficial start as a Tuesday night show on AXS TV — it airs a placeholder special on Tuesday. On Wednesday evening, following a “Countdown” special airing Tuesday — TNT’s long-awaited All Elite Wrestling (AEW) series, “Dynamite,” finally debuts. That one will immediately face stiff competition in the form of WWE’s “NXT” property, which will launch its second hour on key competitor USA tomorrow. (Former WWE Network series “NXT” planted its flag at 8/7c two weeks earlier on cable, but needed to wait for “Suits” to end its run at 9 o’clock.)

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio