Johnny Gargano has been touted as the face of NXT by many fans due to his excellent feuds with the likes of Tommaso Ciampa and Adam Cole. His in-ring skills are definitely one of the best in the company.
The current NXT product is certainly well liked by fans but there is always room for improvement and getting more audiences.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Gargano talked about his time in NXT. Gargano was asked how NXT could grow their audience. Gargano stated that NXT needs long term storytelling.
We’ve gone after different niche crowds,” Gargano said. “We brought back the Great American Bash, we brought back Halloween Havoc. And Halloween Havoc did immensely well, it was great. And I think it comes down to telling long term stories. Everyone knows me, I love Marvel movies and things like that. I love being able to reward the viewer for watching.
You don’t want to feel like you’re wasting your time. You don’t want to tune in one week, then tune in the next week and go ‘wait, what’s happening?’“You want to see a thread. You want to see a long term story. And I think that’s when NXT is at its best, when it’s capable of telling those long term stories. Stories like me and Tommaso. Stories like Kyle and Adam. I think when you’re able to tell these stories, that’s when you hook your audience. That’s when you start building your viewership, is when from week to week you are rewarding your viewers for tuning in.”
NXT will continue to produce the best content possible but we will have to wait and see if they will implement longer storylines in the future. Perhaps, NXT could book longer programs if they didn’t run the risk of Vince McMahon calling people up to the main roster out of nowhere.
Do you agree that NXT needs longer stories? Sound off in the comments!