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NXT Two Point... Oh No What Are We Ever Going To Do???

The Amazing Rando

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So I don't have cable/satellite TV anymore and I won't be able to watch but...

What could NXT actually do to differentiate itself and regain some fans?

Obviously, WWE isn't going to so much try to make it different as it is make it more of the same as Raw/SD, but WHAT IF...

So they want to showcase young, homegrown talent? Okay, cool. But if every match is super basic and botchy, it's not going to get anyone watching and it probably won't get anyone over. Speaking of that young, homegrown talent, is any of the four guys fighting for the belt tonight in that category? Heck, are there any men or women currently in the WWE system to be excited about that didn't come from somewhere else? I know that's hard to quantify because most of them are unknowns, but maybe THAT should be something they focus on. Sure, they have a billion people in the Performance Center, but tell me who they are. Give me a reason to give a shit about your young talent that doesn't involve debut squash matches.

Oh, and if one of those folks you focus on starts to get over in a way that isn't intentional, fuck it - push 'em. No more of this crap where you don't like how a person is getting a reaction and immediately bury them. And if you throw people out there and the crowd isn't into it, they can just disappear for a while. I'm not saying give everybody one chance and one chance only, but in this age of social media and instant feedback it should be obvious if something isn't working after a few weeks.

I like the mini-tournaments. Do more of those. Heck, do some round robin style tournaments with just three guys if you don't want to do an eight person one. Make the NA title into something that gets defended constantly, like twice a month at least. Maybe once a month a Raw or SD person can show up and do an open challenge. Or fucking vice versa. If an NXT talent is getting over, put them on Raw or SD for one night and see how a larger audience reacts. I'm not saying they have to win, but making people look good in defeat is part of wrestling. Use a loss (or a win) like that to propel a storyline on the show.

Do a MITB. Or do something that gets an NXT person into the regular MITB PPV match. Use more of your gimmicks besides ladders and War Games. FUCKING DAY GLO SPLAT HELL IN A CELL. Riddle can referee.

I only fear what would happen the day NXT would beat RAW or SD in the ratings.
 

The Amazing Rando

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Is it just that WWE and Scott don't get along that they wouldn't just call him a Steiner? I mean he's even dressed like early days Scott in there.
 

The Amazing Rando

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So we got Steiner Jr beating a No. 1 contender to open the show and now Beverly Jr in the title match itself? Does Jimmy Del Ray have a kid in NXT, too?
 

The Amazing Rando

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Ivy Nile was a semifinalist of the first season of the Titan Games. Can we get somebody from the Broken Skull Challenge or whatever, too? Didn't John Cena host a game show? Give them all a chance. Let them all beat Eli Drake.

Edit: Oh shit, one of the dudes Imperium beat was Bull Buchanan's kid. This show should just be called NXT Second Generation.
 

King Kamala

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From reading recap of the show, it seems like they treated the wrestling equivalent of a broken leg by decapitating it. I'm not saying NXT 1.0 (Idk who pointed this out but shouldn't this be NXT 3.0, at least?) wasn't in need of a significant rebuild but doesn't seem like this was the way to go about doing it.

That wedding segment seemed like it was pretty funny tho tbh.
 

King Kamala

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I guess that explains the early-mid '90s aesthetic. Ah eee ooh ah oooh
 
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