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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I don't see how shoving a bunch of newbies is going to be a hit.





    So, the new reason Tough Enough failed wasn't the ratings it was de-mystifying the business.


So in what way did Tough Enough fail? How many shows run on MTV for more than three years? It did good ratings on MTV, especially at a time when wrestling was cold, and it made a few midcarders. Some of them were good, some of them weren't. Two of them comprised one of WWE's best acts of the last few years, another one became the lead announcer on a weekly television show. Taylor Matheny was there. All good stuff.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro


    So in what way did Tough Enough fail? How many shows run on MTV for more than three years? It did good ratings on MTV, especially at a time when wrestling was cold, and it made a few midcarders. Some of them were good, some of them weren't. Two of them comprised one of WWE's best acts of the last few years, another one became the lead announcer on a weekly television show. Taylor Matheny was there. All good stuff.

    (edited by JustinShapiro on 16.2.10 1651)

I know it's pure speculation (either that or homerism, as the guy grew up 45 minutes from me), but I think Matt Cappotelli could've been big too if he didn't have health issues that held him back.
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.41
UFC Fighter is different in that we know its real. Plus, they have a good amount of star trainers.
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.18
    Originally posted by lotjx
    UFC Fighter is different in that we know its real. Plus, they have a good amount of star trainers.


From the NXT press release WWE and Syfy put out:

"WWE NXT is a hybrid live event/reality show featuring eight well-known, popular WWE Superstars mentoring eight WWE “Rookies.” These Rookies, who are learning the ropes, are athletes who epitomize pop culture and personify strong attributes – they are opinionated and aggressive – which means inherent conflict between Rookies and other Rookies, conflict between Rookies and Pros, as well as, conflict between Pros and Pros. The trials and tribulations of the WWE NXT cast ensure action-packed, innovative entertainment – WWE Style."

There will be Superstars on the show. At least 8 Superstars, one paired with each Rookie.

(edited by John Orquiola on 16.2.10 1404)


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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
Since some of you seem to have stopped reading before the last paragragh of the article, it started with...

"Syfy is excited to continue our partnership with WWE, Vince and his team with this innovative live event-reality show." said Syfy president Dave Howe.

Sounds like it'll be live?



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.59
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Since some of you seem to have stopped reading before the last paragragh of the article, it started with...

    "Syfy is excited to continue our partnership with WWE, Vince and his team with this innovative live event-reality show." said Syfy president Dave Howe.

    Sounds like it'll be live?

I'd say part live event, part reality show. So still some arena stuff, and some reality stuff.

(Live event doesn't necessarily mean live broadcast; Smackdown is a live event. Hell, house shows are live events, just with no cameras.)



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I'd be very interested to know which wrestlers are mentors, because for me, if its somebody I would not want to watch wrestle, I doubt I'd want to watch them mentoring somebody I don't know.


Agreed. Or, even worse, if we have to sit through weeks and weeks of some Bob Holly-esque stiff trying to be a bully on national TV and trying to tell Bryan Danielson that "he doesn't know how to work."



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Big Bad
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      I'd be very interested to know which wrestlers are mentors, because for me, if its somebody I would not want to watch wrestle, I doubt I'd want to watch them mentoring somebody I don't know.


    Agreed. Or, even worse, if we have to sit through weeks and weeks of some Bob Holly-esque stiff trying to be a bully on national TV and trying to tell Bryan Danielson that "he doesn't know how to work."


Yesss, Bob Holly and JBL should be mentors as well! :D



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.37
I gotta say this kinda sounds like Tough Enough: Champs vs Scrubs Edition, but it has some differences from that show that sound interesting.

First of all, this isn't some elitist elimination contest where the contestants dreams get shattered once a week. Every new Superstar is already a WWE employee, and making their television debut in a unprecedented way. So If you get use to one you like you don't have to worry about them going anywhere.

Secondly, people love reality shows in this day and age unfortunately. It's a great way to convert new people to wrestling who might not of watched it before since it shows the future superstars as real people trying to break into the big show (no pun) instead of over-the-top violent cartoon characters, which will make them seem more relative.

Thirdly. Skippidy-doo-dah Kaval and Bryan Danielson are finally debuting! I'm with the concensus of seeing Danielson trained by Regal or HBK also. I could give a crap about the other scrubs.
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.26
    Originally posted by lotjx
    UFC Fighter is different in that we know its real.


People who play confidence games must loooove you. Do you believe unicorns exist as well?

I like the concept, and I like some of the names of the newbies. Should be worth looking into for a couple of weeks at least.





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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.89
These are the matchups as given by Lordsofpain.net :

Below are the partnerships between WWE Superstars and NXT stars on the new show that debuts next week. A few of these names differ from the list that was released earlier of developmental talents on the show.

* The Miz & Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson)

* MVP & Skip Sheffield

* Chris Jericho & Wade Barrett

* Matt Hardy & Justin Gabriel (presumably Justin Angel)

* Carlito & Michael Tarver

* Christian & Heath Slater

* CM Punk & Darren Young

* R-Truth & David Otunga




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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44

    * The Miz & Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson)


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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
As great as that is, I like the idea of Carlito mentoring someone even better.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.25
Jericho/Barrett is so awesome. Poor Justin Angel, kid had potential, but at least Matthew is over, but Angel's main problem is mic skills. MVP with Skip Sheffield is some booker's idea of punking MVP, that's gonna be must see TV. Carlito with Michael Tarver will be a trainwreck. Christian/Heath Slater is the best pairing next to Jericho and Barrett. CM Punk with Darren Young.. I do think Darren likes the party lifestyle so that will be great. No idea who Otunga is but I hope he can rap cos thats all R-Truth can really pretend to do.



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
    Originally posted by MedallaGuy
    These are the matchups as given by Lordsofpain.net :

    Below are the partnerships between WWE Superstars and NXT stars on the new show that debuts next week. A few of these names differ from the list that was released earlier of developmental talents on the show.

    * The Miz & Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson)

    * MVP & Skip Sheffield

    * Chris Jericho & Wade Barrett

    * Matt Hardy & Justin Gabriel (presumably Justin Angel)

    * Carlito & Michael Tarver

    * Christian & Heath Slater

    * CM Punk & Darren Young

    * R-Truth & David Otunga



Yeesh, who names these guys?

I'm curious as to how they're handling these mentor/student relationships, as I can't quite figure out if they're going to be doing this in character or not. Like is this a reality show within the WWE "Universe" or something, as indicated by giving the "rookie's" WWE names and saying the show can cross over into Raw and Smackdown?

Danielson and Miz seems like a pretty good pairing tho, as it's a situation where both guys can learn from the other.

(edited by CxMorgado on 17.2.10 0116)


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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by Psycho Penguin
    No idea who Otunga is but I hope he can rap cos thats all R-Truth can really pretend to do.
He's Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson's fiancé.

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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.25
    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
      Originally posted by Psycho Penguin
      No idea who Otunga is but I hope he can rap cos thats all R-Truth can really pretend to do.
    He's Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson's fiancé.

    Click Here (en.wikipedia.org)

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Thanks. Oh God, that's must see TV for all the wrong reasons. I'd put money on him being the big failure of the group.



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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.77
Otunga was also "Punk" on the first I Love New York



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
    Originally posted by MedallaGuy

    * Christian [Cage] & Heath Slater



Shoulda called him Nicolas Slater really.



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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
Otunga is a Harvard Law grad. Impressive!
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