The Wednesday Night War
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Tonight begins the first "shot" if you will in the WNW.

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NXT will be airing tonight, several weeks ahead of AEW. AEW will premier on October 2nd.

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It will be interesting to see how their weekly show evolves. It isn't just a matter of switching to two hours...they have to deal with commercial breaks, trying to keep the same smark crowd entertained each week, working with "developmental talent", doing less squash matches, etc. It will also be interesting to find out how their ratings do before AEW then week-to-week.

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I imagine AEW (in its infancy) will just be looking to do their own thing a create TK's vision. NXT/WWE has a history of being far more reactionary so they might change things earlier on based on how AEW is performing. Having more "freedom" might also allow for AEW to take petty shots at NXT/WWE that wouldn't fly under the watch of HHH or Vince.

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I’m watching 9/16 NJPW Road To Destruction right now, will be watching first NXT USA after.
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#3
NXT opens with HHH.
Next shot is of a mentally ill gay commentator.
First match is a womens match.
Apron is shilling their fake charity.
Crowd awkwardly attempts to dance.
Female announcer (not Rene) stinking things up.
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#4
*All 4 women are down*

Mauro: “As NXT...Rolls on.”
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#5
Commercial breaks feel quick. Not sure if there is an actual reduction in time or if it’s just my imagination.
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#6
Cameron Grimes: Party City Cowboy on a Dollar General budget.

Dream and Strong didn't do anything for me. VD had some of the worst looking punches I have seen (made Shane look like Mike Tyson). UA having all the gold is pretty cool.

Lio Rush is still employed?

Walter is a big boy but he would look better wearing that belt.
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#7
Fuckin Trevor Lee is named Cameron Grimes now haha... dope he had that five second match though.
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#8
Leo Rush came back tonight on NXT’s second hour on the WWE network. I didn’t think he would be back, dude literally took his ball and ran home.

Also I think they will be absorbing the 205 Live show and Cruiserweight title into NXT for its two hours.

Imperium and Walter showed up, Pete Dunne was there, so they are partially meshing NXT UK too.
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#9
Second hour was far superior to the first. The ending needed some work.
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#10
If this was both parts on USA, it would have been a great premiere.
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Advertised for tonight (Week 2):

Killian Dain vs. Matt Riddle in a street fight to crown a #1 contender
Imperium vs. KUSHIDA and two mystery partners
Dakota Kai in action
Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic
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#12
Forgot this was on. Saw what’s her tits wrestle...‘‘twas fine.

Matt Riddle and KD’s street fight part 2 was lame as fuck. Not good shit. They looked really not put together. Both were off.

Tuned out the tag match...doesn’t seem like I missed much.

Dollar Store Cowboy time!
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#13
Keith Lee Vs Dominic what’s his name was great, that was about it for first hour. I’m just waiting on Kushida and two dudes Vs Imperium now.
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#14
Keith Lee and Dijakovic (sp?) was excellent. I went back and watched it and that was easily the highlight of the show. Lee showed why he was my favorite guy on the indy scene not too long ago. Now imagine what you saw him do...but at twice the speed. That is what Keith Lee was like. I will say that I don’t like his naked face look. It just seems weird for whatever reason.
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I seen him a bunch in PWG and some in Progress, he’s pretty damn good.
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#16
Going to try and pull off the ol switching back and forth like it’s ‘97 move tonight.
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#17
I think I will watch in my office and dual screen it...but I am not all that invested in NXT. They would have to pull out some real surprises for me to care more.
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#18
Great marketing by AEW. Classy looking ad that is attention-getting without being obnoxious.

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Not a fan of AEW’s moving graphics.
Pyro needs work.
Love the use of video packages.
Badass entrance from Cody.
Crowd is PUMPED!!!
They need to change their look a bit. Production looks too WWE.
Ugh. Green shirt guy is front row.
Female ref.
Rest hold.
Cody should finish this soon.
AEW trending on Twitter. Cole must be rolling over in his Graves.
Brandi upskirt!
This doesn’t need to be an epic match.
Weak finish.

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Riddle looks right in white
Adam Cole is the Turdy of NXT
Riddle took it to Cole early.
Colored ref.
Rest hold.
Match has been good, fast paced.
Biggest complaint is the “unlimited kick outs”
Cole wins? Weak.
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