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Re: PWINSIDER: NXT moving to USA Network

Well, NXT was fun while it lasted.

Now, it is just going to become Yellow Raw.
 

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i LOVE the new narrative that NXT hasn't been a shitshow for 3 years :lmao

You should all be happy about this, this is their last chance to actually be good again.

If Gargano is the man you think he is, he should lead the WAR with no problems :eek:mega
 

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i LOVE the new narrative that NXT hasn't been a shitshow for 3 years :lmao

You should all be happy about this, this is their last chance to actually be good again.

If Gargano is the man you think he is, he should lead the WAR with no problems :eek:mega
How is there any chance of a good product with Vince involved?
 

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How is there any chance of a good product with Vince involved?
Well, I figure between the 5hrs he already does, and the XFL coming back, he wouldn't be as hands on as he normally is. But given the fact he doesn't sleep, and he's a insane control freak, I now realise I was wrong.

So, I'm going to shut up and sit back, and enjoy the death of NXT.
 

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i LOVE the new narrative that NXT hasn't been a shitshow for 3 years :lmao

You should all be happy about this, this is their last chance to actually be good again.

If Gargano is the man you think he is, he should lead the WAR with no problems :eek:mega
NXT hasn't been really good since mid 2016. It taken me 3 years to realized on how bad it really gotten. Surely, we got good wrestlers and classic matches. But in 2018-2019 has been at it's max worst. The in ring mind has went down a lot and the lack of selling really shows in the main events.

Their biggest problem is that hardly anyone has a character something the main roster has with a selective few.

Paige, Charlotte, Becky, Sasha, Bayley, The Shield, and few others were lucky Dustin was still alive when NXT was at it's best.

NXT really hasn't been that exciting in years.

American Dream > Triple H as head booker and creative staff.
 

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This isn't about competition. This is solely about chipping away at enough of AEW's audience so that they never approach raw or smackdown's ratings. Imagine vince's indignity if AEW does actually beat one of his two main shows. If I want to see nxt, I'll download it. I'll be completely in AEW's corner. Hopefully the hardcore fans will follow suit and remember that nxt is the demon seed of vince and part of the problem that is wwe.
 

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Triple H only stood around like an idiot for photo ops mostly, Kevin Ward and Dusty Rhodes are the ones who made NXT a thing as far booking, creative decisions, and overall quality of its presentation are concerned.You'd think it was a huge mystery as to why NXT, outside of Takeover started to go to shit when Ward left for SD and Dusty died, but no.
Kinda agree with this. NXT in past(start from 2013) was kinda like bunch of noob wrestlers or performer who consumed with hunger to make their own name because they came from unknown place only recognize by certain people but now it's look more similar, only have outstanding match at Takeover but Triple H fail to cover one big major thing, character development. Most of this current NXT guys especially come from Indies were never perform at national TV or worldwide scale audiences. Main roster need quick connection between the performer with live audiences in arena and home, this is why Street Profit might be survive since they're not perform yet but at least they get more time to do cable appearance, same things with Aleister, they try to reduce his in ring performance so it won't exposed him.

This is what that missing from NXT now,they even remove some of this clip from YouTube.

 

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"Meltzer reported that the Vince and Dunn are going to run the show."

:no

If true the bigger story his HHH is fully :buried
 

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As noted earlier, via PWInsider, there has been a pitch over the last 48 hours to have the WWE NXT series moved to Wednesday nights on the USA Network. The show would air from 8pm - 10pm ET, putting it head-to-head with AEW's new weekly TNT series. The report stated that NXT would begin airing on USA the same night as AEW premieres on TNT - Wednesday, October 2. It was also noted that the idea is that the series would graduate to a weekly, live two-hour show from Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL.

In an update, word now is that NXT could premiere on the USA Network before October 2. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Vince McMahon is looking to "get the jump," which means NXT would premiere before AEW on TNT.

It was also reported that WWE officials have discussed airing NXT live each week from Full Sail, but they have also discussed going live every other week.

We've noted how there have been talks of NXT airing on FS1 each Wednesday night to go along with SmackDown moving to Fox on Friday, October 4. Apparently one of the issues with NXT airing on FS1 was the Big East Basketball schedule. The 2018-2019 season ran from December-March and FS1 aired more than 100 games, including all 90 regular season games. There's no word yet on if there would be similar issues with the USA schedule, but it doesn't look to be a problem.

It was noted on Observer Radio that the USA Network is in more homes than FS1, and is a higher-rated base. USA currently reaches around 91 million homes in the United States while FS1 is available in around 85 million homes. One advantage of airing NXT on FS1 would be the heavy promotion from Fox. We know that Fox has committed to heavy promotion for WWE once SmackDown premieres in October, but it's possible they would cut back on that promotion if USA is airing 2 of the 3 weekly live in-ring shows WWE has. FS1 will still air the weekly WWE in-studio show on Tuesday nights. Meltzer noted that a big plus for WWE taking NXT to USA was that WWE fans are already very familiar with watching the product on USA.

As noted, USA previously aired a special NXT episode on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 as a part of their WWE Week programming. That show drew 841,000 viewers.

There's no word yet on what NXT on cable would mean for the WWE Network line-up. A third hour airing each week on the WWE Network seems unlikely as that could hurt the product, but dropping the exclusive show could upset some of the WWE Network subscribers. Many international viewers rely on the WWE Network to get their weekly NXT viewing, and WWE still airs the show internationally with TV providers such as OSN in the Middle East, Sky Italia in Italy, J Sports in Japan, Viva Sports in Mexico, Fox Sports Latinoamérica in Latin America, Fox Asia in The Philippines, and Sony TEN in India, among others.

NXT taped another round of TV episodes on Thursday at Full Sail Live, which should carry them to the September 11 airing. They have a set of sold out back-to-back TV tapings scheduled for mid-September, but they could always cancel the second night and use the first night to tape them up to the live USA Network premiere.

An announcement on the future of NXT is expected very soon as we're already under two months away from what could be the kickoff to the WWE vs. AEW Wednesday Night Wars. There's no official confirmation that NXT is headed to USA or FS1, but multiple sources are reporting that everything is in play. Meltzer pointed to how the TV industry usually moves at a slow pace when making decisions and major moves like this, but things would have to move fairly fast as we get closer to the first of October.
The key was, USN have more homes than FS1, but the biggest blunder that might be happen is WWE will lose the Network subscription or if it fail, this show would end like ECWWE, seems ironic because ECWWE was defunct about 10 years ago and replaced by NXT (gameshow format).
If it goes off the network me and my mate save £5 a month. Nxt is the only reason we still use the network
 

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Genuinely terrible news. I watch NXT religiously because it's different. If it's really Dumb and Vince running the show I'm going to move to AEW.
 

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AEW will sweep these aside. Vince probably gonna put the belt on Dominik Dijakovic & bury the fuck outta The Dream :lol
 

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That´s a bit like counterprogramming The Avengers with The Green Lantern. :crying:
 

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WWE must have calculated that NXT can compete with AEW but cannot do so on the Network. With the Fox deal and now this, tv is clearly where it's at and the Network is on the sideline for now.

By making the competition between NXT and AEW obvious, WWE have just handed AEW a bite-size target to beat. AEW does not have the PG restrictions that NXT has and they have talent that is at least competitive with NXT's for profile. AEW should not go the full deathmatch but if they play it right, NXT will look kinda goofy to exactly the demographic that it was designed to attract.

If AEW does win this, it will help the credibility of AEW a lot. WWE has a some other cards. It can bring in big stars from RAW/SD or use Evolve as an edgier brand
 

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There are pros and cons of NXT potentially heading for the USA Network. We'll see which way the pendulum swings.

Either way, this fall heading into the new year will be one of the craziest and intense periods professional wrestling has ever experienced in years.

Buckle up.
 

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If the rumours of Vince & Dunn have any meat in them, I wonder what's caused the loss of political power in the Levesque camp. And if any, is anyone going to stick the final knife in and make those details public? Some may point towards that NXT was struggling to grow under him anyway. But executives don't really tend to lose favour and pull unless they've made catastrophic errors that not even nepotism can ignore. And NXT's disappointing growth & direction since Dusty is something that nepotism can ignore (can just blame subordinates). And nonetheless, he's going to fall upwards anyway so there's probably not much point discussing it.

If the Vince & Dunn rumours are true, fucking get in. Brilliant. Regardless of backstage moves, Triple H had to be the face of NXT going 2 hours to rube fools who believe he's got a midas touch. He had to be the one putting the angles over on social medias and he had to be the one where success & failure of angles ended. Saying "Vince & Dunn" to anyone who was remotely interested in watching NXT over AEW is going to kill their enthusiasm in seconds.
 

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WWE: fans are rejecting our version of wrestling and we’re tanking in ratings and attendance for our live shows

Also WWE: More wrestling! More live shows!

NXT was the one jewel in their crown - but seems like they are going to give that a little gut punch too
 

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I hope it doesn't move to 2 hours. The reason I used to watch NxT was because it wasnt as long as Raw or Smackdown. 1 hour seemed a comfortable medium. Increasing it to 2 hours increases my chance at giving the show a miss. I already stopped watching Raw and Smackdown, at this rate I'll only be watching WWE for the PPV :(
 

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Raw and Smackdown are two established brands (*not talking brand extension). So for them to do nxt vs. Aew.....I'd rather that be the case if they are going to do head to head. It's kind of bitter sweet. 20 years later...were in a new wrestling war and its between turner and usa.

If Vince and Dunn are involved and HHH loses his power over the direction of the show....I'm sorry....but AEW will be just fine!!!

I'll watch both, DVR both, support both.....but I'll be more interested in AEW.
 
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