Originally Posted by CM Punk Is A God
Nothing anymore. NXT is boring and all the characters suck.. NXT needs to go 2 hour's. That would make a huge difference, it would give them more time to develop stories and characters before they hit the main roster. They could barely do shit in an hour show.
Give the boring show with characters that suck an extra hour? I don't understand the rationale here...
I also want to add, that NXT is full of fresh hungry wrestlers who want to make it in the WWE, and want to make every match they put on a good match, in the main roster WWE leans mostly on 30 something and even early 40 year old wrestlers who can still give their best if they want but not as much as the young talent. A good example is the match Ambrose and Rollins had on RAW that was a goddamn PPV worthy match and pissed on everything Cena, Orton and Kane had done the entire year.
Yes yes yes yes yes. This. I don't want to see Orton go through the motions for the 7,000th time because he doesn't care anymore. I don't want to see another Cena "I'm intense and serious" promo/ match that he's done before and doesn't really care about. These other dudes bring an effort that you don't see from the older guys. Maybe their bodies just can't do it but the contrast is insane. I feel like a good reason the promotions to the main roster for NXT guys and girls is slow because if they brought up the Zayn's and the Neville's and the Rollins' all at once the rest of the roster is going to look like absolute junk by comparison.
I like the crowd the most. They are very honest, and the guys in developmental NEED that feedback. Is it smarky? Yes, but if they dig something they let you know. If they hate something, they will let you know, too. Fast. It creates an environment where performers can try new things and see what works. If something doesn't work, guess what? You can change gimmicks and start over fresh. The crowd just goes with it. They never put themselves over, either. It's very in tune with what's going on in the ring.
I agree completely. I feel like nearly every week the crowd gets the balance right. They have fun, they chant, they're smarks, but they're not there to hijack a show/ segment if it's actually quality. They put over the stuff that's worthwhile and shit on what's not (Eve etc.). I know the show has been a high quality for a long time but I wonder if the crowd acts as a bit of a moderator for the show quality? If you feed these fans garbage they will destroy it. If you give them quality, they will appreciate it.
The short answer for what I like about this show is booking. The feuds make so much damn sense (the build to this 4-way has been awesome... when did WWE last have a multi-man title match where EVERY GUY had an actual LEGITIMATE claim to the belt?), and the characters are absolutely some of the best we've seen in YEARS (Wyatts, Enzo and Cass, Breeze, Ascension, Vaudevillains etc.). Look at a guy like Tyson Kidd? He was nobody, absolute junk, on the main roster. He becomes an NXT mainstay and suddenly he has character and a purpose. I honestly think he's one of the best heels in the company (or at least on NXT). I want to see him get his teeth kicked in, he's such a natural heel.
I know it's easier with a small roster but NXT actually has shit that matters that ISN'T just a title feud. The women's division has multiple stories going on at once (BFF break-up, Bayley's quest for the title), you have an NXT title feud with numerous angles (Breeze's long awaited title shot screwed by Tyson, Tyson has been pissing everyone off and pushing for a title shot for months, Zayn has been on his quest for the title from the beginning, Neville has history with all of them, Kidd and Zayn have history), you have a midcard feud that has been built for months in Leforte and Enzo (weren't the Legionaires feuding with those guys before Enzo was hurt?) and you have a tag division with at least 4 teams that are actually legitimate and matter.
AND STEEN, DEVITT AND KENTA AREN'T EVEN ON THE FUCKING ROSTER YET.
(Btw, Konnor in that photo is hilarious.)