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Wednesday Night Wars: AEW Advances Full Gear, NXT is Workrate

Welcome to the Wednesday Night Wars. AEW Advances their Full Gear PPV build. NXT delivers hot shot booking and their wicked workrate.

Wednesday Night Wars

First thoughts off the bat AEW feels like a better Nitro without all the old WWE workers. Overall, let everyone else in the IWC compare and contrast. I’m just to happy to see some new competition for the wrestling world.

Plus, CM Punk signs deal to join WWE Backstage on Fox Sports 1. Finn Balor returns to NXT. Oh yeah, we also have to preview and predict Hell in a Cell this weekend.

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Wednesday Night Wars Cause Major Change and a Casualty

KOP reports on the change of the wrestling landscape with the Wednesday Night Wars. Plus, Ring Of Honor is left a casualty as a result.

Wednesday Night Wars

#NXT ‘s first 2 weeks on @USA_Network would be different if not for:

ACH (Jordan Myles)

Adam Cole

Bobby Fish

Donovan Dijak (Dijakovic)

Roderick Strong

Keith Lee

Lio Rush

Punishment Martinez (Damien Priest)

@WWENXT is led by @ringofhonor stars from 2015- 2016….and a good women’s roster. It won’t stop @AEWrestling from competing head-to-head. @WWE has a lot of work to do to turn the momentum back around with all of the new TV deals if NXT is the best thing they can brag about.

KOP looks the shuffling of television shows coming up next week. Who will fare best and who will not.

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Thoughts and Questions Before NXT Moves To USA Network

KOP runs through thoughts and questions he wants answers to before NXT moves To USA Network LIVE every starting Wednesday, September 18th.

NXT USA

NXT has been a loss leader since the re-introduction at Full Sail. This move was eventually going to happen.  KOP considers how this could help AEW and the major Indies in the long run. Below are some of the many thoughts and questions we ponder.

  • Can Mauro Ranallo’s mental health sustain doing 2 hours a week Live. Did we forget how he crashed doing Smackdown Live?
  • A number of mid-card stars could make their way down there and really be used as enhancement talent.
  • Why did USA Network decide to take on a second WWE show after losing one of them? What was the deal that was made for WWE to move that show?
  • Are they going to allow the Orlando crowd to dictate the focus of NXT every week? Is the show going on the road and leaving Orlando?
  • Will developmental talent be given less spotlight in favor of veterans?
  • The NXT roster will increase with overfill of the main roster creating a land of misfits.
  • Will WWE’s Performance Center signees get left off NXT because of the exposure? 
  • Why not stop 205 Live and bring that talent to the NXT roster?
  • Are the women on this roster going to get slighted?
  • Will more stories start getting told badly with the inclusion of corporate creative?
  • What is the chance that there be less pre-tape material shot?
  • Is Full Sail still assisting in production or taking an aside?
  • Could NXT ultimately fail and fold and then we get something like FCW again?

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