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Vince Russo Explains What AEW & NXT Are Doing Wrong

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• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (December 22, 1984) – Pro Wrestling USA

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 22, 1984, Jim Crockett Promotions (representing the NWA) and Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association aired an episode of their weekly joint TV Show ‘Pro Wrestling USA’.

The show featured pre-taped matches and interviews including several NWA & AWA Superstars.

Here’s the card:

Interview: Verne Gagne & Rick Martel

Jimmy Garvin vs. Jerry Monte

Interview: Jimmy Garvin

Rick Martel vs. Dennis Stamp

Video: Jimmy Valiant

Lucas & Zulu vs. The Road Warriors

Interview: The Road Warriors

Kamala vs. Steve O

Interview: Baron Von Rashke

The High Flyers/ & Curt Hennig vs. Steve Regal, Mr. Saito & Luke Graham

• Vince Russo Explains What AEW & NXT Are Doing Wrong

During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, former WWF writer Vince Russo gave his views on what he feels AEW & NXT are doing wrong.

Below is what Russo said:

“Wrestling is all about the spectacle, you’ve got to make, if television viewers are clicking through the channels, bro, you gotta give them something to make them stop.

If they stop for a second and you engage them, now you have the opportunity to grab them.

Bro, if both shows, NXT and AEW, are match after match after match after match, why am I choosing from one between the other? And bro, guess what, if I’m not a wrestling fan, I’m not watching either one of them.

But if I’m a television viewer and I’m watching TV, and all of a sudden there is a spectacle, I’m stopping on that spectacle. That’s what all that sh*t was, Chris, it’s gimmicks, it’s getting people to stop and ask the question, what the hell is going on here?”

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