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post #1 of 73 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live head-to-head?

Let's discuss this. Will NXT be competition seeing as they are under WWE, or will they be insignificant in comparison? The problem will be if NXT start touring for live TV then it may take away from potential AEW ticket sales. That would be a huge blow to AEWs momentum.
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

I mean I don think it will make a huge dent, at least not for a long time, if ever. AEW is new, hot, fresh. NXT, as good as it can be, is old news in comparison.

So unless they load up NXT, I see AEW easily pulling ahead in terms or ratings or buzz at least initially.
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

Hmmm probably nothing. I know what i'll be watching and it won't be a show with Heath Slater and Breezango.
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Hmmm probably nothing. I know what i'll be watching and it won't be a show with Heath Slater and Breezango.
So the one with Tye Dillinger?
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So the one with Tye Dillinger?
Yes. The one that's actually using Shawn Spears to his fullest.
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

WWEis trying to kill the indies. Any indie fan should wholly reject them. NXT is basically WWE's in-house outlet to lure in and appease the indie fan. Or it was. Supporting WWE in any way is supporting their Monopolistic goals.

And besides that - AEW will be a two hour time commitment once a week. WWE extending NXT to two hours, making it live and touring with it will get Vince involved as will sending down "top stars" - which means it will be two more hours of main roster storylines that fans will have to keep up with in order to get the full viewing picture.

NXT largely existing in it's own stand alone experience was a large part of it's appeal. One hour was another. Now every wrestler will have to be on every show and/or more likely Fox will want SDL names on FS1 to boost ratings. So with the hard brand split, NXT will become the secondary show of SDL.

But Vince is putting Evolve on the WWE Network now - that is the new "Hey, we're indies too" show.
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

As long as Vince just let's Triple H do his thing and diesnt get involved, I think NXT will be the better show with better talent. Unfortunately I fear that this new live show and 2 hour format is going to get Vince to want to get involved and it could possibly ruin the only good thing WWE has had going for it the last 5 years.
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Re: What does it mean for AEW now that NXT are going 2 hours live on FS1?

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

It's going to make things interesting to say the least.

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

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. And they’re going to have main roster stars appear on NXT, which, while making it must see tv in a sense over the other two shows, definitely will influence the developmental aspect of NXT and possibly affect the viewership of Raw and Smackdown in a negative way.

Basically, AEW can keep focusing on itself for now without much worry.
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