Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Shawn Michaels, and WWE NXT are pulling out all the stops tonight as they go head-to-head with AEW Dynamite: Title Tuesday. Already announced for the yellow and black brand is a blockbuster main event featuring Carmelo Hayes with John Cena in his corner taking on Bron Breakker, with Paul Heyman in his. As if that weren’t enough, Cody Rhodes will be making a special announcement, Asuka will return to take on Roxanne Perez, and there are teases The Undertaker will make an appearance.
Haus of Wrestling spoke with a fired-up WWE source close to NXT this morning who said tonight will be “a very clear example of how and why WWE is WWE, and why AEW has a long way to go.” They discussed how they felt AEW had been lulled into a false sense of reality that they were somehow an industry leader by continuing to beat WWE’s number three brand in viewership.
It also sounds as if there are lingering tensions from the infamous Wednesday Night War, with the idea that Tony Khan could have run Dynamite on Thursdays and the two would never have gone head-to-head. With Levesque now squarely back in control of WWE creative and Michaels taking pride in being the best, it was said Khan “poked the wrong ones at the wrong time.” The fact this is all happening on Khan’s 41st birthday was also pointed out to me, with it sounding like WWE NXT is fine spoiling his party.
Regarding creative for tonight’s WWE NXT, I was told to expect some great storytelling intended to shine up some of the younger talents by using main roster stars.
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