Day: November 28, 2019

Why NXT Delights WWE Fanbase, But Doesn’t Draw New Fans (500th Episode)

KOP celebrates episode 500 and discusses why NXT delights the WWE Fanbase, but doesn’t draw new mainstream fans.

Here is a recent tweet and a few notes I put together for this episode:

NXT was made an equal all through the #SurvivorSeries build. But, they exposed one of the things most #WWE Superstars are not able to do. WORK THE CROWD!

Lack of promos and in-ring storytelling to ENGAGE THE CROWD.

#NXT has a lot of talented wrestlers that made their name from Ring of Honor, Impact, PWG or some other esteemed promotion here and abroad. Besides I’d say Kevin Owens, Tommasso Ciampa and possibly include Adam Cole, who else on that roster can WORK A CROWD.

That is why #WWE does not resonate with mainstream fans.


NXT Takeover was the kitchen sink. Hungry underpaid undervalued stars are killing themselves no less than they would have in the Indies.
Triple H has built out one of the best indie promotions in the world but that’s not what NXT was supposed to be built for.


WWE is bringing in great wrestlers, but will never resonate to the main roster. There is nothing and no one being developed.
 Wrestlers are getting an amplified presence which will only benefit any other promotion outside of WWE.


There is no choice but to elevate them to the main roster to add to an already bloated mid-card.


NXT cannot keep up this level of wrestling. The crowd is desensitized. When the wrestlers have to kill themselves to get a show over to a crowd like Chicago that’s alarming.

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