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Johnny Gargano talks about NXT being considered as a lower brand


  • Luke

    That’s a very different conversation, but I’m not sure how you can claim that 205 live has been turned around. Where’s the evidence for that? It’s on the WWE network, so there aren’t any ratings available. If you mean that you personally think it’s a better show, that isn’t really evidence.

    My point was that they aren’t going to throw out the brand name WWE. That is the brand that Saudi Arabia paid through the nose for. Bearing in mind they were asking for people like the Ultimate Warrior to appear, do you believe they are up enough on the current product that they would have paid as much for a brand called NXT? No. That’s why the initials WWE are staying. There is history and wide-ranging public recognition of that brand. As much as we enjoy NXT, Johnny Public doesn’t know anything about it. Throwing away an internationally recognised brand name in favour of a brand name that doesn;t even appear on domestic television is a striaghtforwardly bad idea.

  • Griffin

    So with that logic and WWE’s current state of affairs, how can they “bounce back” from the stagnant (my opinion) state that they have been in? You’d think that eventually Triple H would have creative control over RAW and SmackDown. He took over 205 Live and turned the show around. So if that isn’t enough evidence, then kindly explain how they can improve using the existing brand building power.

  • Luke

    They’re not going to throw away 40 years of brand-building. People have only just stopped saying “WWF”. Changing from WWE to NXT wouldn’t be a smart business decision, even if the smarks would like it.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I believe they are slowly going that route.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I believe the vision from HHH is to change the WWE name itself into NXT. I see it coming why you think it the NXT guys starting to get a much bigger push.

  • Griffin

    And thats why I think the main roster should have their shows formatted like NXT. From promos to in ring action.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    A) it is WWE developmental territory and B) I’ve never heard anyone refer to it as a lower tier. NXT is better than the main roster 95% of the time, if not 100%.