So far, all I've been able to piece together about WWE NXT is that the format involves some sort of partnering system whereby select WWE veterans pair off with select WWE newcomers/prospects for reasons heretofore undisclosed.
Of course, Vince McMahon touted this as "the next evolution of sports entertainment," but it smells a lot like a cross between Tough Enough and The Ultimate Fighter to me, which in all reality were previous stages on sports entertainment's evolution chart.
Regardless, I couldn't help but laugh at the notion that the pairing of The Miz and Bryan Danielson-Oops! Daniel Bryan-can be seen as "evolutionary" in any sense of the word. What in the world can Miz teach Danielson about wrestling? While Danielson was setting new standards for mat wrestling around the globe, The Miz was baring his soul on MTV confession cams. Is he going to teach Danielson the WWE "style"? Please!
Granted, The Miz has infinitely more personality and charisma than Danielson, but you can't teach charisma. Yes, The Miz reeled off an excellent promo on Raw a few weeks back, but we're not talking about Ric Flair here. He's The Miz ... and he is good, not AWESEOME!!!
Bryanson Daniels may have "evolved" to a new pay grade by signing with WWE, but Darwin must be rolling over in his grave! I sincerely hope Dyan Branielson gets the security he seeks in WWE, but the jump just feels like a giant leap backward.
Now, I'm not going to bury NXT without having watched an episode, but any scenario in which The Miz is presented as being superior to Bryan Dan-Daniel Bryan-seems flawed. What do you think?
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