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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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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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