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Poll Question: Would You Like To See The Show Doubled In Length?
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    Posted: 29/January/2018 at 15:53
Big yes from me. Storylines are too spread out and you can't get your main talent on TV every week.

The roster is big enough to cope, especially with the new influx that we got a first look of last weekend.

NXT is a popular brand, so adding more time to it would bring in more subscribers.
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The problem is the roster is currently deep but that won't last as I expect a cluster of talent to move to the main roster after Wrestlemania. Also the hour long episodes make it easier for WWE to run block tapings.

For selfish reasons I wouldn't want it to become two hours anyway as I struggle to find time for both Raw and Smackdown most weeks so two hours of NXT as well no chance, pretty sure a lot of other people would have the same problem. I currently just watch very occasionally when I hear something worth seeing is on the weekly NXT show, otherwise I just watch the Takeover events.

As I've said it's a more old school approach with the goings on within the tv show kept low key, once in a while you get a decent match but it's mostly just to provide a build to the Takeover shows.
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E need a way to bump Network subscribers. Adding storyline time to their popular NXT brand would do that and it's a cheap way to do it because everything is already in place.

Plenty will get called up after Wrestlemania, but I am sure E will continue to poach wrestlers from other companies to make up for how much of an expensive failure their own Peformance Center has turned into.

Take for example Almas/Gargano. Really good Takeover match, but very little between them to build an interest in their storyline. This problem would be eradicated.
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Can see your point but I also think fans of NXT like the indie style of the brand. Independent events don't really have storylines or a weekly tv show to run angles to build the matches, in a way I like this as it gives the NXT product a more gritty and realistic feel.
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For me, absolutely 100%

NXT is currently the most loaded in terms of storyline and has the best roster , is booked the best yet has the smallest air time.

More time = more storyline development and better connection with the audience

The only thing I’d hope is that with the extra air time they don’t try and cram too much in and also don’t compromise on the Takeover cards and match quality
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I'm all for it. I think they probably have more than enough to work with, even if it means giving more time to their far more experimental guys. There are a number of people who have been working on things for quite some time and if they're staples of the undercard, then the midcard and then the main event it gives them more of a chance to get over.

As long as people realize NXT is still, at the end of the day, a developmental system I think people would be fine seeing no-names work matches as jobbers, start a win-streak and then move up the card. If WWE is never actually going to do a damned thing with the UK title, then make it the mid-card title of NXT and be done with it, and then add more there. Give us multiple women's matches a show, and the brand will feel more or less complete. 

I would have quite enjoyed seeing guys from Tough Enough work serviceable matches as jobbers, and then wash out. It would make standout stars like Velveteen Dream & Sonja Deville & Mandy Rose that much more special to see them cut from Tough Enough and then make it where 3 of the 4 finalists washed out.
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They can fill the show out with UK talent, seems as E is struggling to give us a UK NXT despite it now being over a year since the idea (after the Blackpool show).

After Wrestlemania every year NXT tends to go shit because of call ups weakening the roster.

But if you have two hours you can build a stronger undercard that can be elevated after Mania to the main event picture, so you notice less of a difference in match quality.
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The weekly show is normally around 50 minutes so it would only need a 30 minute boost to be the same length as Smackdown.

Having the UK title as a permanent mid-level belt is a good idea. I don't think the UK brand is ever going to get off the ground so I would say just have the few top UK guys come into NXT.

At the rate WWE are signing up new recruits NXT has plenty of depth and they are never able to get all the top talent on one 50 minute episode, but if needs be to pad out the roster to help fill the extra time I would say move some underutilized veterans down to NXT, guys like Rhyno and R-Truth.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/January/2018 at 17:41
I would say 2 hours is good...realities of it is that 80 minutes of action to fit in so they can do it....However you can't make the UK title the secondary title as they'll end up having non UK guys as UK Champion and they shouldn't be doing that.

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Quote However you can't make the UK title the secondary title as they'll end up having non UK guys as UK Champion and they shouldn't be doing that.

Who is the U.S. Champion right now? ;)
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