What “went wrong” with NXT? Vince McMahon is what went wrong with NXT.
Let me rephrase that, Vince McMahon caring about what other wrestling companies were doing is what went wrong with NXT.
Let me expand on that for a minute. Vince McMahon is on the record as saying the WWE’s competition is everywhere and anywhere. God damn pal, WWE is an entrainment company not a rasslin’ company! But that’s not true at all. They’re a wrestling company masquerading as an entertainment company. They always were, always will be.
So back to the original premise, Vince McMahon caring about other WRESTLING promotions and not his own brands is what went wrong for NXT.
When the WWF was at its best, arguably the Hulkamania and the Attitude era’s, they didn’t care what anyone else was doing. McMahon and company were so laser focused on their own brand that they didn’t care or even acknowledge what the AWA, WCCW, NWA, WCW, or whomever else was doing. Seriously, you could watch WWF TV and not know other promotions were out there.
But what about when WWF acknowledged WCW and the nWo?!?
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