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    Do we need both NXT and Tough Enough?

    Forgive me if someone has already posted this but I haven't seen it. I've been thinking about this for a while but now even more so after seeing the posted participants for the new Tough Enough. Do we really need both shows? Both will follow the same basic elimination format. Both have the participants vying to get into the WWE, Both feature WWE Superstars helping the participants (NXT has Mentors while TE has trainers). The only content difference seems to be that TE will feature more training while NXT features more in ring action. I was holding off commenting because I seem to remember (and correct me if I'm wrong) the original Tough Enough was more about new people not really already in Pro Wrestling who wanted to see if they had what it took to be a Wrestler. At least that would have been a notable difference. But now that I've seen the cast for TE most of them appear to be established Indy Wrestlers. Matt Cross is already one of the more well regarded guys out there. So the only real difference I see is that NXT is for FCW guys to earn a spot while TE is for non WWE affiliated wrestlers to earn a spot.

    I understand WWE looking for every option to find new superstars and kudos for that. And I'll give Tough enough a chance. I just don't see the need for both shows.

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    No. NXT was lame and always will be lame. They do not even need both shows, but they would use both shows anyway which really makes no sense to me at all... I heard that the up-coming season of NXT was called redemption.

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    I feel that its just something to have before shows, well before they tape smackdown. Superstars is on Raw.
    CM Punk is not impressed with Chris Jericho.

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    no.it will probably be better than last season with it being all ex rookies but with no tv show
    its barely worth watching imo



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    what a joke ^^^^^ Hornswoggle really? Really..... besides that, I like that Regal is on the announce team. I think he could be a great color commentator.
    CM Punk is not impressed with Chris Jericho.

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    Firstly, Superstars is filmed on both Monday and Tuesday nights, to whoever said that.

    AND...
    I love NXT though - because it doesn't take itself too seriously, it's funny, it has a goal and purpose, and it does show-off some pretty decent wrestling. Tough Enough was never that entertaining to me, I'll try watch it, but Miss USA? Seriously? It's just screaming PUBLICITY

    I posted a thread on the two shows a couple of weeks ago; and this is pretty much the jist of it:

    But many people don't like NXT and it doesnt get much viewership - and I can see why.
    Where are the big names? - Cena, Edge, Orton, Kane - and the second Alberto Del Rio won the Rumble - He was also removed!
    We had Jericho and Punk in season one - and that was great! And I'm not saying all the Pros should be former world champs - just mix them up with lower/mid-carders (as I like that people like Masters and Goldust get good air time too)

    Now WWE is bringing back Tough Enough - WHY? Keep NXT and improve on that!
    It basically contains the same aim! Why cant WWE just put Stone Cold as host of NXT, BookerT and Trish as trainers - and think of similar tasks instead of running round a ring, dicking around with dice and building blocks!! Just pre-record the tasks and show them in the arena, and weave them in with matches - the crowd doesnt give a shit what goes on in the arena on NXT now anyway.

    I like the fact NXT is continuing - and I will probably watch Tough Enough for Austin - but a few episodes in, I can see it losing me. I really do think WWE just dropped the ball and should just re-invent what they've already got...

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    Having both shows seems rather redundant to me!

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    Do we need both shows? nope. But given that it costs WWE pretty much nothing to make NXT i see no reason why they should can it.
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    NXT and Tough Enough are two totally different concepts though. We know that the Rookies in NXT are professional wrestlers just trying to get on WWE TV from FCW. Tough Enough is pro wrestlers earning a spot in WWE by showing what they have in terms of talent. They are relearning how to bump, run ropes, and wrestle. I think it is wise for the WWE to have both shows.

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    I think what people dont understand here is the wwe is loosing great main eventers right now
    hbk, benoit, angle, batista, jericho.
    we all know triple H, taker, rey and edge soon will be gone so what wwe needs now is to build young guys soon they need to rebuild the whole roster to make it seem reliable and believable towards every fan. They need to make their superstars get into both the grown ups and the kid's likings. it's like an emergency call from the wwe, THEY NEED to invest on the youth movement ASAP. So yes nxt and tough enough, two methods created by the wwe to invest in future talents are needed.

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