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Triple H speaks up on NXT Great American Bash running opposite AEW Fyter Fest

Archie Blade

Triple H speaks up on NXT Great American Bash running opposite AEW Fyter Fest

Triple H led NXT is currently showcasing Great American Bash, a two-week special at the same time as AEW Fyter Fest, which also happens to be a two-week special.

AEW may only be a year old. However, it is already seen as WWE’s biggest competition in the US. WWE legend and NXT head honcho Triple H also admits to there being a healthy competition between both companies.

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Triple H however, denies intentionally counter-booking ‘Great American Bash’ opposite AEW Fyter Fest. In a discussion with Sports Illustrated, he claimed that the timing happened to be perfect, fitting right in between ‘NXT: In your House’ and the SummerSlam TakeOver.

“It absolutely is part of healthy of competition,” Triple H said. “Anyone that thinks it isn’t, to a degree, is being naive to the situation. You saw that back in the day when Clash of Champions was counter-programming [to WrestleMania IV].

“At the same point, it can’t drive your booking decisions. Obviously, there are counter-programming decisions, but I can tell you exactly how this came about. Almost all of these storylines were headed where they are now.

“There was a gap, timing wise, between In Your House and what will become the SummerSlam TakeOver, and you need a halfway point and a build. This is that halfway point. So, it doesn’t change our decision-making process. I don’t counter-book, I book what’s right for NXT.”

This isn’t the first time the WWE have counter-booked a show opposite AEW. WWE moved NXT from the WWE Network to the USA Network to counter AEW Dynamite that also happens to air Wednesday nights.

They also aired EVOLVE’s 10th anniversary special at the same time as AEW’s Fight For The Fallen.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade


Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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