With the report that NXT is heading to the USA Network on Wednesday nights for a two hour live show, have we seen the last of the truly great NXT TakeOver shows?
The report is that Vince McMahon is going to have a lot more influence over the product, and this according to Bryan Alvarez, will spell the end of great TakeOver shows and great NXT matches.
“My God, if you guys love those TakeOvers, kiss them goodbye.”
“I mean — I’m sure they will [produce a TakeOver to compete with an AEW pay-per-view]. My point is, you guys know those TakeOvers, you know why they’re so special, well, it’s because Triple H puts together those TakeOvers with the best wrestlers vs the best wrestlers the best he can — there are some exceptions sometimes, but the cards are designed to have the best wrestlers wrestling each other and you go backward twelve weeks or whatever and you write TV to lead you to that — done!”
“Those days are over everyone, they’re done.”
“Vince is not going to put together a TakeOver with the intention of having the best wrestlers face each other. He’s going to have the people who he thinks are the biggest stars facing each other whether they gel in the ring or not. How many Baron Corbin matches do we have for crying out loud?”
It’s hard to disagree with him, but Vince just thinks in a different way to how NXT is currently run. We can’t wait to see Adam Cole losing in 3 minutes to Baron Corbin.