Jesse à MTL
I can’t watch NXT on Wednesday nights because I live in Canada where it doesn’t air until Friday night. It’s simply impossible to watch it here until Friday.
So I can’t comment on tonight’s show but I do listen to you lads every week and I have a question.
In recent weeks you’ve expressed contrition at sounding too negative on the product. I don’t think you have anything to apologize for, it’s not your job to pump the tires of NXT. But I do wonder about the cause of NXT’s struggles. You’ve both talked about the growing WWE-ification of NXT since they debuted on USA and the formulaic nature of their big matches. But I think there’s a third cause for the malaise: fewer call ups.
We always thought of the call-ups as a problem for NXT, but maybe it was actually helping them stay fresh. NXT has never had to book former champions for extended periods of time. Gargano, Ciampa, and Cole are all legends of NXT; it’s really weird to see them underused, miscast, or simply in the mid-card at all. What do you think of this theory? What do you think could be a solution?