Re: Why watch NXT? What's the point?
You make a great argument OP, and it;s one I have often questioned a few times. I love NxT but my love is fading for the fault of the main roster. There is no continuity between the main roster and NxT and it's often treated as different promotion. With most of the talent coming up from NXT just being treated as an afterthought.
It's all well and good to fall in love with guys such as Adam Cole or Velveteen Dream but when you realise their fate on the main roster is it worth the time to really get behind them?
Of all the talent wasted from call ups. The tag division has the worst history. Look at every tag team that's come from NxT and tell me one that's actually a success? If you are a tag team right now in NxT you have gotta be quaking right now.
The women's division has some success but the biggest success are those that were barely used in NxT. Look at Alexa for example, no disrespect towards her but she was not even hardly on TV, but on the main roster they have more limelight than those who actually were a built success on NxT . You only have to look at Asuka and Kairi Sane, Ember Moon and Sasha to really understand how badly these women have been treated. But at least treated better than most, it;s just their booking is very inconsistent.
The mens division has like a 30% success rate, guys like Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and maybe a less extent Finn Balor can be guys that go from being champions to champions from brand to brand. But meanwhile other flounder. Boobby Roode who I am a huge fan off is just a backstage prop at this point.
Now I understand not everyone can be a WWE champion from NxT and you are right, but I at least expect something from them. I look at guys like EC3, a guy I never cared for, being treated the way he is, and I feel bad... everyone on the roster should be used to the best of their ability.
I love NxT and I love the brand, but over the last two months, I keep telling myself, is it worth the investment?
Last edited by ellthom; 06-10-2019 at 11:01 AM.