Eric Bischoff Says WWE Are Trying To Increase NXT’s Value With Becky Lynch’s NXT Women’s Title Win
Eric Bischoff believes Becky Lynch’s title win suggests WWE are looking to increase NXT’s value.
On last week’s edition of WWE NXT, Becky Lynch challenged Tiffany Stratton for the NXT Women’s Championship and dethroned NXT’s resident Barbie. She went on to defend the title last night on Monday Night RAW against Natalya. This title win meant Becky has held every piece of women’s championship gold in WWE.
In a recent Ask Eric Anything episode, Eric Bischoff commented on Lynch’s historic championship win.
“Television rights negotiations aside, I’m surprised they haven’t done it sooner. Because it’s great for that developmental talent to be on a show with someone like Becky Lynch. To get the eyeballs on it, to feel the energy, and to have something big happening on a show where otherwise, this is a developmental company, NXT, it doesn’t get a lot of attention. It certainly got a lot of attention this week. I think you’re absolutely right, Conrad. I think the timing is pretty obvious. We’re in the middle of negotiating; we want to increase our value, and what better way to do it than to set a record or two, or three, or four by integrating some of that top talent? I love the way they did it. I watched most of the match itself. Yes, Becky won, but it didn’t hurt anybody. It elevated everybody. It was a really smart move. I’d be shocked if we don’t see more of it, and I welcome it because it’s great for that developmental talent to have that kind of energy and that kind of focus and attention.”Eric Bischoff
We will have to wait and see how NXT will continue to draw in viewers but with the success of last week’s episode, we may see even higher ratings for WWE’s developmental brand in the coming weeks.
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