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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.
NXT is really screwed they don't have the resources to compete against all elite wrestling at all I mean anything from the attendance to the production to the intensity environment I kind of feel bad for NXT because they were doing great and should have stayed there and there is an old saying if it's not broken don't fix it and Vince apparently doesn't oblige to that

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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 their 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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IT means, I am canceling my WWE Network subscription since its free but since I have to chose, so long my friend NXT it was good knowing you but I am definitely not watching your product over something new, fresher and unique where the investment will have a bigger payoff than what has happened with most of your talents going to the main roster
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

IF it does happen then it wont hurt AEW at all. If anything, it may keep AEW motivated to consistently have a really good product once the "honeymoon phase" of being on weekly TV is over.

NXT becoming a live 2 hour show on FS1 would hurt NXT more than anything. It's still a developmental show, even though they have a lot of polished talent on the episodes every week.


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How large do NXT crowds get? I'll probably post this on the NXT thread

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

If not is still going to be running shows at Full Sail it will look really bush league compared to AEW running actual arenas and having pyro.
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If not is still going to be running shows at Full Sail it will look really bush league compared to AEW running actual arenas and having pyro.
Yeah its on FS1 which is kind of minor league ish and then there won't be a major demand of audience to their shows. Will look bush league
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

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The thing with the Monday night wars, is most wrestling fans were watching BOTH shows.

Its just a matter of which shows people will watch more of live.

People who like both will find ways to watch both, people found a away to watch bot nitro and Raw in 1997, they will find ways to watch AEW and nXt.

Honestly, this is good for AEW, this will help motivate them to make a show that people don't want to see what is happening on nXt, and vice versa... its good stuff
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

A big part of the appeal of NXT is because it's the rebel brand, people are going to side with the ACTUAL rebel brand.

Anyway, I think NXT is worthless, who gives a shit because ultimately, the goal is to get on the main roster and the majority of them are booked like GEEKS.
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WWE wants to buy Fite IMO on order to make legit indie wrestling the network draw for the NXT fan, which was always a make believe indie by design in a way. Evolve already sold out and is basically a WWE feeder org now. I suspect any indies who would want to use the WWE network to stream their shows would have to sign agreements where wwe had first dibs on any rostered talent should AEW be showing interest. Matt Riddle was getting interest from Japan and then all of a sudden WWE was ready for an offer - gee, I wonder how they got wind of Japan interest.
Doesn’t matter. Was going to sign up for B/R Live to watch ALL OUT anyways, and buying out FITE means I just go back to NJPWWorld to watch Wrestle Kingdom. And the indies can always join ImpactPlus if they still want exposure since they’re indy friendly.

Yes, WWE is trying to kill the indies. That seems to be their mentality. But the indies will always be around in some sense. And new streaming services will always pop up. WWE is playing a losing game here.

WWE is the one that’s in trouble, not AEW and the indies.
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This is sadly a no win for NXT. They should not have bothered breaking up tradition.


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