• WWE Reportedly Disappointed With NXT 2.0, Road Dogg Comments
WWE made major changes in NXT last year and turned it to NXT 2.0, with the focus now being on the young wrestlers that Vince McMahon wants in top positions on the WWE main roster.
This change didn’t sit well with a group of fans that enjoyed watching their favorite indy wrestlers succeed in NXT (as WWE isn’t focusing on pushing indy wrestlers in NXT anymore), and they most likely stopped watching, which resulted in a slight decrease in viewership.
According to Wrestlevotes, WWE Officials are disappointed with how NXT 2.0 has performed so far:
“Internally WWE is said to be disappointed w/ NXT 2.0 in its first 4 months.
Source said they thought more fans would gravitate towards the newer stars quicker than they have. Could it just be too much, too fast?
Either way I don’t expect any changes to the concept…just yet.”
Andre Zarian added the following:
“According to my source, a lot of the blame is being put on the abruptness of how everything was changed.
Fan perception of the product isn’t helping either.”
WWE Hall Of Famer Road Dogg, who worked backstage in NXT and was recently released, tweeted the following in response to this report:
“I disagree with their take. Think about it from a logical, business standpoint; They can do no wrong!
Getting PAID for content, developing new character while getting experience in the ring. EVERY show wishes their ratings (which mean nothing) were higher. It’s working!”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 24, 1999) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was pre-taped at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1999’ PPV, that happened later on the same day.
This episode was the official pre-show for the pay-per-view.
The card can be found right here:
01. JOB Squad (Bob Holly & Too Cold Scorpio) vs. Too Much
02. Mankind vs. Mabel