It's Official: WWE NXT 2.0 Already Sucks

Toxic Attraction is not what the 18-40 demo feels towards NXT 2.0...

Lash Legend Franky Monet NXT 2.0
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NXT 2.0 is the best wrestling worst show on television.

It absolutely sucks - the title of the article is not inaccurate - but it absolutely sucks in a way that is incredibly amusing, equipped with knowledge of the process and the figures behind it. The dual objective of the show is to attract viewers in the 18-49 demographic and prime WWE for its long-term future. Obviously, the second objective cannot yet be fairly assessed. The first objective can; the median viewer is a 62 year-old Pedro Morales fan who watches anything and everything WWE-related when digesting their early bird special in their electric riser recliner.

What's specifically funny about the failed pursuit of the youth is how transparent, low effort and woefully misguided it is. Basically, Vince McMahon, Bruce Prichard, John Laurinaitis and Kevin Dunn have barked at some intern and asked them to find out what's popping on the trending tab on Twitter.

And they arrive at Lash Legend referencing Squid Game in her weekly 'Lashing Out' talk show segment. She had heard that the rosters got so shaken up during the Draft that they were lucky to "make it out alive" (?) and that, next year, they're going to call it "WWE Squid Games". The studio audience popped daft for this. It was the funniest f*cking thing they'd ever heard. It made no sense, of course, unless Lash Legend was referring to the mass killing of so many careers. She wasn't. She was just scripted to say "WWE Squid Games" because that's what the kids are into. Legend the week prior also took credit for the Facebook and Instagram outage. It's what the kids were talking about.

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