It's as if TV wrestling has a formula.I agree it's amazing how much more you can do when every match isn't 2 segments long. They got 3 matches in alone on the first half hour alone. They debuted new talent, reestablished veteran talent, started stories, continued stories, and paid off a long term story.
Ciampa is the right kind of guy to carry the mantle until someone from the "new direction" is ready to take over. If a guy gets it in short order that's great, if it takes a while there are avenues that they can travel aswell. The key thing was to get the belt on a guy who isn't likely to leave NXT in the short term(I have no idea about his contractual situation) so that they can somewhat help ease the transition.Honestly, I think Ciampa might actually retain against him.
He still has potential programs with Samoa Joe, Pete Dunne, Timothy Thatcher, Kyle O'Reilly (since he got screwed), Carmelo Hayes, and Ridge Holland too.
And anybody who acts like that about either side of the argument is an idiot.Agreed, wrestling can be numerous things but it seems to be a problem to those types of people when you say you prefer guys who look big and guys that are more about character than in ring.