Shawn Michaels addresses NXT Battleground PLE being on the same day as AEW Double or Nothing

Posted By James Walsh on 03/31/23


As previously noted, WWE announced that the 2023 NXT Battleground PPV will take place on Sunday, May 28th which is the same day as AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV. While speaking to Ariel Helwani of BTSport.com, Shawn Michaels was asked if this was done to compete against AEW…

“No, no. Look, I’ll say this, from a holiday standpoint, that’s the thing. In the past, we’ve done well on the holidays. It’s my understanding that’s why we did that. It’s not different than, we used to do stuff back in the day on Christmas and on Thanksgiving. Holidays are always big days. That’s what this is for us. We’re live on Peacock. Basically, sort of free. From my standpoint, it’s just the date was available. The holiday does really well for us. I’ll say this, we’re live on Peacock, basically free. [laughs] You know what I mean? From my standpoint, it’s just the date that was available. Obviously the holiday does really well for us.” (quote courtesy of 411Mania.com)