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    Posted: 06/December/2019 at 07:27
Seems AEW are getting desperate now taking constant childish pot shots at WWE, all because NXT now has two wins in the ratings.

AEW at this stage are no different to TNA in their early years, they were trying to compete with WWE and were always taking shots at them. In honesty the product is no better than TNA either, if anything TNA was better they had a stronger roster at least.

If I'm honest AEW is fast losing my interest, its coming across as a bunch of wrestlers who just thought it would be fun to start their own group but dont really have a clue what they are doing, Omega and the Bucks mostly come across like nerdy college frat boys thinking they are cool when they are far from it.

The most entertaining guys in AEW are a 49 year old veteran who made his name in WWE and another guy also mostly know for his time in the E. Almost everybody else outside of the Elite boys look like indie misfits.

Some serious change needs to happen, I've said this before but I think the future for AEW is to work with some of the other groups like Impact or NWA or MLW or maybe even cross promote with NJPW, that way they can have a deeper and more diverse roster and promote bigger dream matches.
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They followed up that lame advert by recreating the Britt Baker in the crowd moment.

The commentator even said "Theres Adam Coles girlfriend"

Its getting a bit ridiculous now if I'm honest with you 
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The whole AEW add released this morning is sad and petty, it shows just how exactly they want to lead there company going forward.

WCW did this and look how they ended up. 

I do have know though to expect Morrison on Wednesdays going forward to help with this so called "war".

And with Punk 100% coming back to Wrestling the news from Wwe atm is that he will also be on NXT for a bit to help win this stupid war.

All I have to say is Good Luck AEW but when you start to loose more and more because of the way the company is being run then please don't go crying to people. 
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Already it's looking sadly like there is no war with AEW down into the 600s from the 1.4 million it started with after less than three months.

NXT beat them easy again last week and when the ratings from last night come out later today, it could be a bloodbath.

E announce the John Morrison signing and AEW release a petty video having digs at NXT when the ratings don't lie.

It was suppose to be a fresh alternative yet it's got Tony Shiavone at 62 who's prime was around 25 years ago on commentary with Jim Ross who's 67 and had his prime around two decades ago.

The tag team champions are someone sacked from E for being homophobic and a fella who's prime was about a decade ago in the last promotion that failed to beat Vince Mcmahon.

The main face of this young, fresh and alternative company to get in younger viewers is a 49 year old who's a future hall of fame guy for the competition.
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NXT was the better show this week again definitely, if I'm honest I enjoyed Raw more than Dynamite this week too. 
AEW seem to have hit a little bit of a low point these past two weeks, nothing dreadful but nothing that great either, would also say the new shine has faded a bit on their product now. 

I know I keep saying this but AEW need to recruit, they don't seem to be making efforts to boost their roster, I keep hearing that top free agent talents are signing long-term deals with MLW and Impact, why are they not signing with AEW? It says to me that they are not even trying. 

AEW have announced they will only run 4 PPV events per year, people are complaining and in this era it does seem very few but as long as they supplement these events with special edition perhaps extended to 3 hour episodes of Dynamite through the year then I'm really ok with it. There is too much wrestling right now so one company deciding not to do monthly shows is ok in my book, plus I'm not prepared to pay PPV prices for AEW events.


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Again this week, my eyes saw what they saw and it was NXT continuing to do what they did at Survivor Series and that was dominate!!!
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People can analyse it as much as they want, at the end of the day, NXT deservedly took it this week.

It was by far the better show and people also need to realise, the hype going into SS (and there is alot of it compared to standard wwe ppvs) is all down to NXT.

TakeOver followed by SS - this weekend is going to be some statement by NXT that I'm not sure AEW will be able to respond to 
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It was the senior citizens that took NXT over the bar that is AEW. AEW won every single other demographic. But people 50+ made up the difference.
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It made a difference because they are competing at Survivor Series - no other reason.

If they started to appear every week or more regularly without this aspect of competition I dont see it making any difference at all to the ratings.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/November/2019 at 07:19
So NXT narrowly beat AEW in the ratings this week giving NXT what I think is their first Wednesday War victory.

It's interesting that it took a lot of main roster talent on the episode plus it's the Survivor Series and War Games go home show in order to just scrape a few more viewers than AEW Dynamite. I've not watched either show yet so cant comment on the quality.

People have said from the start please keep main roster talent away from NXT but this has proved that they do make a difference so dont be surprised to see Raw and Smackdown guys become more of a regular occurrence in NXT.
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