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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote #Heel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/November/2019 at 18:30
I've got Dynamite edging it again this week.

NXT was awesome and I also agree SD is higher than raw but again my reason is due to NXT involvement.

Not gna lie - WWE is in a bad place BUT NXT is in a really great place and that's why I'm looking forward to Survivor Series so much 
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I was optimistic WWE was starting to improve and when it was announced Bischoff and Heyman would be executive producers I thought things were finally looking up.
Smackdown however despite the talk of Fox wanting a more serious sports orientated product has not changed at all, it's the same predictable cartoonish shit that has Vince stamped all over it. Even Lesnar was only there for a cup of coffee. The only thing that interests me on Smackdown right now is The Fiend.
Raw is trying to be better but it almost feels like too little too late, Seth Rollins is damaged and while I have found some of the Rusev/Lashley angle entertaining it's not trashy stuff like that which will turn things around.

I'm looking forward to Survivor Series because it heavily involves NXT which is the best WWE brand by a long way and it'll be interesting to see how they mix it up with Raw and Smackdown. Plus the main roster matches are the two gems amongst the current sea of garbage in Mysterio vs Lesnar and Wyatt vs Bryan, currently the two highlights of Raw and Smackdown.
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I dont even care what the ratings are this week - i know what i saw with my own eyes

NXT absolutely destroyed AEW in every sense of the word this week.

What a fucking show

Can't wait for WarGames and then Survivor Series. I hope we get more build during the WarGames event. This has the potential to be the best weekend of WWE wrestling that weve had for years.

NXT is awesome
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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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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 Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/November/2019 at 14:23
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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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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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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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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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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