Vince McMahon Has Lost Touch... and NXT Proves It

Justen GunterContributor ISeptember 2, 2010

GREEN BAY, WI - JUNE 22:   Vince McMahon attends a press conference about the WWE at the Austin Straubel International Airport on June 22, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mark A. Wallenfang/Getty Images)
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We have all known this for some time now. And now we have even more proof of it.


Vince McMahon has completely lost touch with wrestling fans.


At first, when it was announced that season 3 of NXT was going to be an all Diva show, I just figured that WWE was trying to kill it off or take it to a web only show. I mean, most fans, if not all, hate it when these so called “Divas” get 5 minutes of wrestling time on a regular show. What would make them think anyone would want to watch that garbage for a full hour?


Well, it looks like I was wrong. According to most wrestling news sites, the WWE decided on an all Diva show because they wanted to boost ratings. Management figures that featuring a show with all women wrestlers will give them enough of a increase to appeal to other networks who might want to pick up the show after it’s contract expires from ScyFy.


Let me repeat that. World WRESTLING Entertainment wants to feature a WRESTLING program with women who CAN’T WRESTLE.


I’m not saying that all women can’t wrestle. TNA has had some excellent women’s matches in the past. But WWE’s current direction with the Divas division is to feature young women who are easy to look at, regardless of how their wrestling abilities are.

Doubt me on this? Why does Kelly Kelly still have a job? Exactly.


If NXT was to survive, it needed to showcase the talent of up and coming wrestlers. Unfortunately, this is impossible if no one on the show can wrestle. Do some of the ladies chosen to participate have skills in the ring? Absolutely. Will they get a chance to show them on this kind of program? No Chance in hell.


Vince needs to get a clue. Push people who are fan favorites. Give wrestlers who actually have skill TV time to show their talent. And don’t insult our intelligence by putting out a garbage product like NXT Season 3.