In an interview with Vince Russo on Wrestling Inc, former WCW star Disco Inferno said that NXT is overrated, and that shows like NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn — largely accepted as one of the very best WWE shows of the year — are like “comic-book conventions.”
Yes, this Disco Inferno.
Here’s what he had to say:
“Everybody blows up NXT like it’s great. Bro, I watch it, see, they’re green guys. These are like the rank amateurs of professional wrestling and they’re blowing it up like it’s the greatest thing and it’s better than Raw … All the Brooklyn show did was take every NXT fan around the northeast and they flew in to Brooklyn and watched the show. The same people went and watched Summerslam the next night. The cult had a convention. The big shows in wrestling have basically become comic book conventions where all the fans show up. It doesn’t do anything to increase your audience. It just gives something to the fans, like a big show to go to.”
Finn Bálor, Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe are rank amateurs. Disco Inferno is a professional. Got it.
You can click here to watch the entire 46-minute interview, or assume that a comedy undercard guy from the mid-’90s may not be on the pulse of what works in pro wrestling in 2015. Either or. I wonder what Alex Wright thinks about Progress?
Disco! Do you know how to do the Emma dance?