This legit might kill the network. I DOUBT it, but this is a -bold- move.
It's like what we were talking about last year when I said they needed another show to be able to get all the talent air time and belts to fight for.
The problem is that doesn't change anything if they keep the current format, just exposes more of the "minors" to the mainstream. Unless they are ready to make the developmental program even lower before NXT, and turn NXT into another show and mix talent up.
I ultimately think you're right, NXT isn't broke, so don't fix it. Still feel like this is a move aimed at not losing talent to AEW when contracts expire. For whatever they show, even if they aren't a threat yet, they see potential down the line.