Scott Hall wrote:But hey at least we have NXT now?
Yeah, we should really talk more about the incredible hot streak NXT has been on. Has there ever been a bad Takeover? First one I ever watched was the one where Zayn won the NXT title and I don't think there's been a single Takeover since that was bad. Hell, it's hard for me to even remember the last one that had an outright bad match. Some of the shows were merely good rather than great, but there hasn't been a single clunker that I can recall. That's a basically unprecedented streak of quality, and all three shows this year have been phenomenal, with one of them being one of the best wrestling shows I've ever seen from top to bottom.
The consistency in the quality of Takeovers is just incredible, and it sure as hell doesn't seem like Brooklyn is going to break the streak based on the card.
The main roster has had over twice as many PPVs this year and their shows have quite a few more matches. Despite that, I guarantee you that, if we ranked the matches with Takeover's matches too, NXT would have at least
the top five all to itself. That's madness when you look at that WWE roster.
It's amazing how NXT does every little thing right and Vince and his henchmen literally screw up everything
on the main roster and get it wrong. It doesn't matter how stacked the roster gets or if there is a brand split to
provide more opportunities everything turns to sh*t.
It's one of those things where nobody in the company will acknowledge this now but in 20 years or so on WWE
Network Specials there will be documentaries on this time period talking about how awful the product was
at this time and how good NXT was.
During the Monday War documentaries they talk about how bad WWE was in the mid 90's and how wrestlers
had occupations as gimmicks and how bad the product was and how WCW was able to beat them.
It's just amazing how complacent Vince is creatively at least in the old days when he had these ridiculous zany ideas
you could appreciate him trying to be creative and think out the box. During big PPV's if a feud was lacking something
he'd add some stipulation or a guest ref or enforcer or some kind of gimmick to get some juice out of the angle...
Now a days... what Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin at SummerSlam when we've seen them wrestle a thousand times
already? Reigns vs. Lesnar for the 100th time when nobody wants to watch it again. Has the AOP took on Titus Worldwide
like 5 weeks in a row? How long has the Hardys been feuding with the B Team? And Rollins vs. Ziggler again? Seems
most of these matches were on the last PPV. What ever happened to not touching the guy before the PPV match?
It sucks the company is doing so well in different business avenues because he can justify lazy directionless creative
he knows the WWE "Brand" is so strong that he can throw anything out there and the people will just eat it up.