Originally Posted by birthday_massacre
LMAO so WWE are playing the long game, yet AEW is in trouble because their ratings for a new show is dippinig yet its still better than NXT .
NXT is an established product and AEW is brand new, NXT is in serous trouble if it cant even beat AEW espeically where NEXT is getting crushed in key demos.
I love how Woody moves the goal posts for NXT but is all over AEW when a rating goes down. No one can tell me that guy isn't a hater of AEW.
I dislike posters like him who get a kick out of wanting wrestling companies to fail.
We should want everything to be great. That's the thing both shows are the best wrestling programmes around.
It’s not moving goalposts at all. You can tell by the angles they are running. NXT isn’t hot-shotting a single thing, which they can if they get into real trouble. AEW are burning their candles a lot faster. Ending with brawls, going through gimmick matches, stretcher jobs, etc. This is observable.
The most hectic thing that has happened in NXT was that brawl the first week and then Velveteen Dream making fun of Roddy’s dick, lol. There has been no major angle. No turns. No faction forming. The biggest matches still loom. They haven’t brought a star in to cut killer promos.
This isn’t shifting the goalposts, by any definition. This is what you can and can’t see on television. You can either deduce — falsely, I believe — that it’s because NXT are going full sprint and can’t keep up with AEW. Or you can deduce that NXT are taking it slow on purpose, waiting for AEW to cool down or until a big star becomes available. That is when they will hit the promotion and the larger venues.
The difference is that if NXT gets yanked they can just go back to the network, if AEW gets yanked then it's over. The troubling thing is that AEW isn't really stealing any fans from the WWE.
Their target audience isnt WWE fans, its wrestling fans who want an alternative. Many in that category gave up on WWE long ago so it wouldn't have a significant impact.
And you only have a 2 week sample size of NXT without AEW to go against, not nearly long enough.
They’re going the wrong way about capturing those fans. They are doing the exact things that drove people away.
The demographic rating matters way more than the total viewership , you people are from the U.S.A (I am not), you should know that better than me.
It doesn’t matter “way more” than viewership. It’s arguably the most important demo to advertisers, who don’t trust wrestling anyway. It’s not the be-all/end-all.