Is Triple H missing the point of NXT?
Let me preface things by saying I love NXT, its my favorite WWE product.
That being said it's still the developmental show but the focus doesn't seem to be on development. Each week we see a 10 or 15 minute match with 2 established wrestlers and yeah they're great matches but what development purpose do they serve? We know Zayn and Neville can wrestle but can they play a character, can they act? Main roster fans aren't going to care about them just because they can wrestle. Zayn doesn't have a character but at least has charisma and comfortability on the mic, Neville has none of the above.
I get that they have to put on an entertaining show and they're kinda building a story, albeit extremely slowly, so why not have a 5-7 minute match like the kind they'll be working on Raw and bookend those matches with promos and segments. They need to be finding these guys charactes that can transfer well to the main roster and the mic skills to get them over, look how bad Big E and Paige are doing. They should have been cutting a ton of live promos leading to their call ups, sure 400 ppl is different than 14000 but it might've helped. Talent with in ring skills, defined characters and at least the ability to cut taped promos like Breeze, Graves (before the injuries), Sasha, Bayley and Ascension(obviously can't talk but they don't need to) should only be used occasionally to help newer talents and should only feud as a reason to cut promos. I don't think these specific ppl are necessarily the best but they need less tv time to work out their kinks.
Theres so much talent that need tv time, Big Cass should've gotten a long tv match already, even before the injury Enzo should've gotten a real match. Why hasn't Baron Corbin been on tv in months? Wheres Slate Randall and Solomon Crowe? Why has Mojo Rawley had 10 squash matches where he does the exact same thing, how's that helping anyone?
HHH can still try to give guys like Kidd and Gabriel second chances, just let them wrestle with someone we haven't seen before. There's no rule that says you have to get squashed for weeks before you make your "real" debut and then do the squashing for weeks is there? Did RVD need to put over the undefeated in 2014 NXT champion? Couldn't he have wrestled Jason Jordan instead, not put him over but pick up a hard fought win like Ziggler did for Rusev? Anybody notice how they went from 1 tag team to like 6 overnight? How are we ever going to see a proper number one contender get built before Ascension gets called up, they'll probably still be holding them when it happens
I think there's a way to entertain and develop ppl at the same time and HHH isn't making the best use of that 1 hour a week, maybe if NXT was 2 hours I could see giving established guys more ring time.
Or maybe im missing the point and there's a reason they're slow rolling talent
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