The rankings WWE produce themselves have now confirmed a massive milestone for the NXT product- as more viewers watched NXT TakeOver: WarGames II than Survivor Series, which has always been touted as one of the four main shows WWE produces each year.
NXT TakeOver: WarGames II was solidly in first place for viewership, followed by the Survivor Series PPV. If this wasn’t enough, the pre-show for WarGames II ranked third for viewership, followed by WWE Chronicle with Dean Ambrose and the Survivor Series 2017 PPV before the 2018 kickoff show.
For NXT, this is tremendous news. They outshined the main roster, as Triple H continues to show his talented mind for the business. However, it also brings concern for WWE over their main roster, which failed to deliver the statistics it desires on one of their biggest shows.
The lack of viewership could be attributed to the lack of title matches, Becky Lynch being injured, and a card that didn’t have much of a build due to Crown Jewel- which, by the way, ranked as the seventh most-watched item on the WWE Network since Survivor Series, and is in the spot behind the kickoff show for Survivor Series 2018.
We previously reported that WWE may be ready to finally listen to what the fans have to say, as many people are tuning out on the product. Live event attendance is down, and many fans are seemingly burnt out with storylines and people such as Nia Jax being seemingly rewarded for injuring another competitor. Look at social media, it is unavoidable to miss these criticisms.
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