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.
Last edited by TripleG; 08-09-2019 at 10:32 AM.