The NXT Thread

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Post by Montana » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:49 am

Caught some recent NXT...a few random thoughts (Potential spoilers)

1) Has Dijak appeared on NXT yet? I'm looking forward to that.

2) The Undisputed Era , specifically O'Reily and Fish seem forced and not their normal style/attitude. Adam Cole has done a nice job thus far, but O Reily is desperately trying to have a personality. Comes off very fake imo. Fish is just kinda there too. He's great on the mic, but barely gets mic time. Hope WWE has better plans for them, to just throw the belts on them.

3) I'm liking Lars Sullivan. With his mic skills and size, it seems like the sky is the limit for him.

4) I'm limited action Lio Rush has been pretty impressive. Guess we'll see if he can stay out of trouble.

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Re: The NXT Thread

Post by supersonic » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:56 pm

Easy ***** for the main event tonight. Just a sensational epic.

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Re: The NXT Thread

Post by supersonic » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:14 am

Observer:
Borash will be moving to Orlando to work with the NXT brand where he’ll wear several different hats, similar to what he did with TNA over the years. Those close to the situation said that he surveyed the changing landscape in pro wrestling and felt that this was the time to make a move that he’d avoided making in the past. It seems pretty clear that Levesque is building a front office foundation in NXT and will have his own crew ready whenever the day comes that he’s in charge of the main roster.


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Re: The NXT Thread

Post by famicommander » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:29 pm

From Brad Shepard's twitter
NXT in 2016 - $7 million in tickets, $20 million in expenses.

NXT in 2017 - $5.96 million in tickets, $25 million in expenses.

Sales decreased, expenses increased, losses increased.

How many business executives would remain in charge with those financial results elsewhere?
That's over 32 million dollars in shortfalls.

Can't imagine it makes up for it in driving network subscriptions or merch sales.

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Re: The NXT Thread

Post by kovs27 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:47 pm

famicommander wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:29 pm
From Brad Shepard's twitter
NXT in 2016 - $7 million in tickets, $20 million in expenses.

NXT in 2017 - $5.96 million in tickets, $25 million in expenses.

Sales decreased, expenses increased, losses increased.

How many business executives would remain in charge with those financial results elsewhere?
That's over 32 million dollars in shortfalls.

Can't imagine it makes up for it in driving network subscriptions or merch sales.
So can we reopen the discussion that NXT is just a way for WWE to try to kill the indys?

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Re: The NXT Thread

Post by famicommander » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:10 pm

Not the indies, but the other national promotions. ROH, NJPW, CMLL, AAA, Impact, Lucha Underground. None are truly threats to WWE but they're clearly the ones hurt most by NXT.

NXT doesn't "develop" anybody, they don't make money. Roddy Strong is still in "developmental" while Jinder Mahal has an excruciatingly long world title reign on the main roster? Developmental, my ass.

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Re: The NXT Thread

Post by supersonic » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 pm

I agree on nobody getting developed down there. Rusev, Wyatt, Lars, Velveteen, Charlotte, Bayley, Sasha were all selling out armories and blowing the roof oh so frequently before ever stepping foot in the PC.

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