So.. what happens if OVW outdraws Impact?
Bad idea because it gives Vince and WWE a chance to scope out and buy out TNA's devlopmental talent and bring them to WWE.
No mention of the success WWE has had with Tough Enough and NXT. And btw, NXT was originally brodcasted nationally. By making it a web series, they have now actually made it available internationally. So the difference you are stating is moot.
Someone posted(and I'm currently looking for a source), that the cameras are for a 2-hour special on King Mo's training.
Yeah, the succes WWE had with Tough Enough is non-existant. You can debate other participants, but if you just look at the winners, it was a useless show.
NXT is almost the same story, but we at least had 1 impactfull winner, but that show had just an awful, awful format to begin with.
It looked good on the surface, but those 'comedy' or entertainment challenges really fucked up that show.
And yes, NXT is a internationally available show, but not because it's a web series, because it's only available on Hulu and that's an US only site and to actually watch it you have to shell out 7 or 8 dollars per month and I don't think millions of people have recently made an Hulu plus account, so the reach of that show in the US is almost non-existant.
It is also available internationally on TV, but that doesn't matter, because the only country that is really important for the WWE is the USA. All the other countries are just an extra income of rights fees.
Why put OVW on TV? Wouldn't it make more sense to, well I don't know, give that spot to TNA for another show?
Since I am a gambling man, I would say this is probably going to be less of a wrestling show and more of a behind-the-scenes reality show. As long as it is not botch city, it could work in TNA's favor. You have a chance to connect with these younger guy before they go up to TNA. Mr. Pect-whatever could have used some screen time before he came out to crickets at BFG.