Eric Bischoff recently gave his take on a topic that has been widely discussed for the last few years regarding WWE NXT. This is a brand that some people think is a better product than what we see on the main roster through the Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live brands.
Part of the charm of NXT is their weekly television show that airs on WWE’s streaming service, WWE Network, which is a better alternative to Raw, which is three hours long. However, that hasn’t stopped some fans from dreaming about the NXT show being increased by an extra hour.
While making an appearance on After 83 Weeks with Christy Olson, Bischoff was asked whether NXT TV should expand to two hours. This is where he gave the pros and cons.
“I think a lot of that depends on how much of a talent base they have. Keep in mind NXT serves two purposes. It’s a real life, real time, as close as you can get to primetime training opportunity, and the next step. It’s kind of like AAA baseball or AA baseball. It’s that next step right before you get to primetime. So it has two purposes obviously you want it to be as successful as a television property as it can be.
But I think the real purpose of that show is really more to groom people, to get them ready for the next step, than anything else. And I think if they’ve got a deep enough roster, and if there’s enough people there that need that exposure and two hours can accommodate that, then bam! Do it! Why would you even wait? But if the roster’s thin and you find yourself really tapping into that same roster of talent on a weekly basis, you may run the risk of overexposing at least some of them.”