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5 Things WWE need to learn from NXT

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Despite its victory over WCW, WWE has indeed failed big time. The waning interest of fans is an attestment to that failure, Fans had slowly but surely getting vexed with the underwhelming product. But, what keeps WWE going is its past days. Whenever the interest wanes to intolerable levels, WWE brings in their big guns like Stone Cold, Rock, Shawn Michaels and others such legends to bring back the audience.

This trick will bore the audience in due time. WWE needs to change their methods. That being said, what we all would love to see WWE do is to drop the PG and get back to more edgier content. And with how things stand now, WWE will not do that. The content may get slightly edgier, but WWE would never dare to drop PG.

So, what other option exists?

NXT has been a paradise for fans who are disappointed with WWE for a long time. The product has revitalized the brand in no small amount and fans who aren’t happy with the product are almost nil (except for Vince maybe). Maybe, WWE can learn a few things here and there from NXT and use it to strengthen the product.

Here are five such things NXT has and WWE lacks, which they can learn from their smaller child.

#5 Three hours is just too much

Its just too much!

One of the main drawbacks of Raw is the three hours of programming. A typical Raw has two to three good segments and two to three good matches. This too is on paper. Since the programming is for three hours, sometimes a ten-minute segment gets dragged to thirteen to fifteen minutes. That makes the segment a little wearing on the viewer and the impact of the segment is also lessened due to it.

Even with this, there is just too much air time for WWE to fill. And WWE comes up with some really bad ways to fill it. If in case the show was reduced to two hours, WWE will have five to six impact segments and the rest can be filled in. This also leaves a lot to be told on SmackDown and thus increases the product value. With the brand split coming up, this is going to be even more hard on WWE Creative.

Take NXT, the show is two hours, clean and crisp, straight to the point and above all, not taxing at all. A Raw that is tailored much like NXT will leave more fans happy and WWE will never need to do fillers that irritate people. 

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Published 15 Jun 2016, 11:34 IST
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