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5 reasons NXT is not on television

Danny Cox
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The Undisputed Era won't be seen on TV until they're called up from NXT.

Some people may think that NXT is the best wrestling product in the world, but it still isn't on television. Well, there are some very good reasons for that.

Ever since WrestleMania, the ratings for both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live have been subpar with some weeks being frighteningly low. A lot of fans still tune in because they want to see their favourite stars, but even then, the best matches are usually reserved for the pay-per-views.

Meanwhile, superstars like Eric Young, Adam Cole, Ember Moon and Kassius Ohno are delivering great storylines and incredible matches in NXT. But, you're not going to see that on television because WWE simply isn't going to let you, and they have enough of their reasons for that very thing.


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Even though this is no longer Florida Championship Wrestling and it is hard to see NXT as a developmental territory, that's still what it is. Yes, veteran guys like Samoa Joe and Finn Balor and Hideo Itami go through it, but that is to become more used to WWE's style of wrestling and mic work.

But, for every big star that gets called up, there are bound to be a few names like Solomon Crowe, Eli Cottonwood, and Maxine. Those superstars are talented in their own right but simply don't end up fitting into WWE and are shown the door before ever making it to the main roster.

Look at Jamie Keyes. Yes, I'll wait for you to stop asking yourself, "Who?"

Keyes started with TNA and lasted barely a moment there. She signed with Wrestlicious but WWE signed her away from them. She tried her hand at ring announcing and then stepped into the ring to wrestle, but she had a mere six matches in her entire NXT career before leaving wrestling entirely.

If the fans watching Raw and SmackDown never end up seeing them, WWE doesn't have to worry about explaining their absence.

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