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post #51 of 144 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 11:16 PM
 
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

It depends how much they load up NXT. I haven't given a shit about NXT as a TV show since the days of Kevin Owens as champ. So...four years? The Takeovers are largely excellent, but they're going to need to do something with TV to make it interesting.

If they, for example, got AJ Styles vs. Shawn Michaels to headline a show opposite AEW, I'm sorry, but I'm not choosing to watch Kenny Omega & The Bucks or Cody vs. Sammy Guevara over that.
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post #52 of 144 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 01:59 AM
 
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

If they want to beat AEW, just send Daniel Bryan down to NXT as the babyface hometown champ like Flair/Lawler and he'll beat them single handedly.

Then they can do AJ Styles vs Gargano/Cole/Dream too.
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

I love NXT but will watch AEW live against them. NXT is part of wwe and therefore part of the problem. They want to mortally wound AEW before they can truly get off the ground. I'm choosing the Rebels rather than the empire.

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

The average sell out time for an AEW event is like an hour. LOL WWE is not going to tour with NXT. For one, the company has been losing money, and for 2. McMahon has to much money and resources tied up in that floating Titanic he calls the XFL. In fact, I firmly expect after the XFL totally tanks and AEW starts to compete more directly with the WWE. You will see WWE up for sale. Thing is that AEW's success, has brought more attention and success to all the Indy promotions, as well as Mexican and Japanese promotions. Not to mention those promotions have a healthy working relationship with each other, while WWE and McMahon have the opposite. Guess when you spend decades buying up competition as well as talent to try and run other promotions under. He did this, so he didn't need to actually hire decent writers to create a diverse product and he could shamelessly plug himself and his ego like the narcissist he is. Well, what goes around, comes around. McMahon is a right wing control freak that gets off owning people and trying to ruin their lives, if they don't let him tell them how to walk, talk, think and act.
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Given that literally no one on the planet watches NXT


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This will mean nothing to AEW in the long run other than giving them a sense as to how to go head to head with Raw and Smackdown in the future. It will have a far larger effect on WWE though, because they’re putting one of their top WWE Network draws on free tv
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It'll mean nothing considering NXT's quality has gone downhill the last 3+ years, not to mention hardly anyone watches it on the Network now...
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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.
Do we have solid numbers on NXT viewership? I was under the impression that NXT was one of the most-viewed Network programs, but that might not be accurate.

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AEW is new, hot, fresh. NXT, as good as it can be, is old news in comparison.
That's true of NXT for the die-hard fans and Network subscribers, but it's my belief that the vast majority of wrestling fans have never watched NXT, even if they vaguely know it exists. It's "new" to them.

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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.
Agreed 100%. One hour keeps the show tight and brisk and allows them to rotate talent and keep everyone fresh. Johnny Gargano matches feel special because he hardly ever appears on TV.

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

It means nothing. I feel like this is going to do nothing but hurt NXT honestly.

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

It means nothing, if you were a casual fan tell me what promotion looks more big league?

NXT -


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Not to mention AEW is on a better channel, and has bigger draws than anyone on the nxt rostet
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

For me I have no problem at all

I do not watch NXT

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

I think it's a good thing tbh, keeps AEW on their toes. Last thing they want is to be shown up by WWE's "developmental" brand.
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