It was recently reported by Dave Meltzer that Triple H had said that NXT was “bullied” off Wednesdays by AEW. Now, there have been a pair of new reports denying that those words were used.
Meltzer himself has since tweeted that while the content of the meeting Triple H held was largely the same as what he reported, the bully line was not used. Here is the tweet:
In last night's description of the meeting Paul Levesque had with talent, while the description was largely what was said, two people have said the "bully" line was never said.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) April 1, 2021
However, Fightful Select (subscription required) has reported that a number of WWE wrestlers and staff have denied that anything close to Meltzer’s report was said. Instead, the report notes that Triple H focused on why NXT moving to Tuesdays was a positive. Airing the night after Raw was a reason given.
WrestleTalk’s Louis Dangoor has also heard this from company sources.
The report also said that the move had been in the works for a while with USA discussing the move last year. It was also noted that the replay of the show being on Peacock is being looked at as a positive and the hope is fans will now focus on the show rather than viewership.
We will continue to provide updates on this story as more information becomes available.