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Not a huge impact. Right now NXT roster just isn't deep enough to compete with AEW. Yes people like Cole, Johnny, Riddle, Dream some of the woman and tag teams. But it's not gonna be able to compete with Jericho, Moxley, Omega, Rhodes, Page, MJF, Pac, Spears etc. Maybe at one point a few years ago NXT roster was deep enough to compete. But after Vince continues to gut it and does very little with guys he calls up. That said Vince probably knows it's not deep enough to compete. So I wonder if more talent not being used with be sent down to make it more competitive?
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

Is NXT really going two hours? I think that's a massive mistake. It's one hour format is perfect for the roster it has.

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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

NXT is not competition for AEW. Everyone knows NXT is just the farm team for WWE, they aren't capable of greatness. Great matches, sure. But when the promotion is set up with the purpose of dropping its best talent, it can't possibly be a serious competitor.
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I like NXT's programming but there's always an underlying threat of knowing the eventual fate of your favourites, which makes it depressing to watch.
Worst part about NXT in my opinion. It totally kills my excitement for jew talent knowing how they probably wont amount to nothing and will probably spend time chasing R Truth for the 24/7 title looking like complete chumps

The image of Velveteen Dream doing that makes me sick
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

One is looking to be considered a major North American organisation.

The other is a developmental show.

It means nothing for AEW.
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NXT is garbage.

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You really dont think if the main roster was more like NXT the ratings wouldn't go up?
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

This will hurt the "NXT Brand" much more than hurt AEW.

2 hr live show, with Vince getting more involved inevitably will not be good for NXT, and when (I guess if) when it loses to AEW in the ratings that will be a very bad look for the WWE as well. Plus I am sure there are some WWE Network subs out there that are just due to NXT being on the Network that could go away too.
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

First off, I have a hard time seeing how 2 hours live NXT will even work. And I'm a big fan. But they just don't have the horses to do it imo. It's been very stale lately, and not half as hot as it used to be. I went from absolutely NEEDING to go to takeover Toronto when it was announced last year to meh....

On that same note, my buddy was telling scalpers got fked and now NXT takeover toronto tickets can be bought as low as 14$ on the secondary market. That should tell you it's NOT what it used to be.

Plus, even with Fox money, I doubt they'll be getting anywhere near as SDL$, and NXT operates at a loss right now.
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

Given that literally no one on the planet watches NXT, it means absolutely nothing for AEW.

I heard Meltzer talking about the fact that the price for secondary market tickets for the next NXT Takeover is $7. That tells you all you need to know about how many people care about that product. Meanwhile, AEW is wrecking Ticketmaster's site with its massive demand and is drawing 100K+ PPV buys.

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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

AEW has a lot more question marks around it in terms of how the show will be, what will they do, and how is everything going to go. I'm not thrilled that it is two hours, but AEW has my attention at the moment and I want to see what they do.

NXT...I don't know. Going two hours kind of kills what made it appealing, doesn't it? It was a simple 1970s-80s style basic TV show with simple matches and building blocks to the much bigger shows down the road.

Also with NXT, and people tend to forget this, but it is a developmental show. A good chunk of these talents are not ready for primetime and are still finding themselves, so you'll have a bunch of talents that are either blank slates or woefully unprepared to be on live TV being put on live TV before they are ready. Baptism by fire I guess, but NXT works much better as a taped show for this reason. Guys make mistakes and they can be fixed in editing, and the young guys can learn and grow from those mistakes without having them exposed.

Putting it on TV, making it live, and extending it to two hours means that the simpler approach is going to be forsaken and they are going to have to try and go balls to the walls to fill the two hours and excite people. It'll just become Raw and Smackdown, which is not what I want for the gold and black brand.
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