If it wasn’t clear by now who’s running NXT, now it should be.
I told people repeatedly that McMahon’s NXT would fail miserably cause his vision of what makes the next whatever was ridiculously outmoded and outdated. Sure enough, we get this last night. Oh, I already know what someone’s gonna say…
“But Bron didn’t lose, so he can still get the belt back!!!”
To which my reply would be…
“You silly little simp, that’s BESIDE THE POINT!!! BRON SHOULD NOT HAVE LOST TO ANYONE!!! THIS IS PRECISELY THE KIND OF STUPIDITY THAT SUNK…”
Sigh. Within a 72 hour stretch or just under it from the close of Revolution early Monday morning to the end of McMahonXT on Tuesday night, it tells you everything you need to know about not just the present for both companies but the future. AEW’s future whether folks want to admit this or not, really couldn’t be brighter right now. Craziest part is, they don’t even have what figures to be their formal feeder system up and running yet in ROH. Even with Dark and Dark Elevation, AEW’s set for the now and ‘down the line’ however that shakes out. They don’t have to rush Kenny Omega back, cause they don’t NEED TO. Their roster can handle the weight of his absence for an extended stretch.
Bron Brekker by all accounts, was a CAN’T MISS prospect that WWE predictably MISSED ON. Again, he had no business losing. His first defeat of any kind, should’ve come on Raw or SD AFTER HE RELINQUISHED THE NXT CHAMPIONSHIP. If it were me, his first loss wouldn’t have come until he was on SD. Kid Steiner losing the title, even under Triple Threat rules means he’s no longer the champ. Don’t proceed to insult my intelligence with WWE Logic, I want no part of it. A huge difference right now between the two companies, is that AEW doesn’t have folks eating losses they don’t need to. Even losses have a purpose. Punk lost twice in Chicago to bring him to where he landed at for Revolution coming out to his AFI stuff like this was ROH. Thunder Rosa took the loss on Sunday night to bring us to where we will likely end up next Wednesday night in Texas, with Rosa staring down her hated archnemesis with the title on the line in what figures to be a Steel Cage match to ensure none of Britt’s camp can or will intervene on her behalf.
Ziggler becoming champ of WWE’s developmental screams what it is with this company. Its future is in its past. Ziggler hadn’t been a World Champion in 9 years prior to last night. Aside from getting a WWE Championship match 3 years ago, Ziggler could only occupy breathing space with a World Champ either in line at catering or on their way to a plane. Ziggler beating Ciampa to become NXT Champ, oy vey. Hell, just the thought of a 41 year old as champ of their developmental is enough to make me laugh. It’s funny, but not ha ha funny.