Sean Waltman is true veteran in the pro wrestling world his days of competing inside the squared circle are far behind him. He is now focused on sharing his thoughts regarding what goes on in the pro resulting business right now.

NXT 2.0 debuted last month and brought about significant number of changes to the product, with fans having mixed feelings regarding the overall presentation and feel of NXT. The new incarnation of NXT failed to capture the younger audience as it intended to, and their average audience age is 62. Now it seems Sean Waltman is aware of the reason why.

While speaking on his Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast, Sean Waltman talked about NXT 2.0 and criticized the brand for having 60 years olds in charge, leading to a disinterest among younger audiences.

Who’s in charge of the creative direction of NXT? You can’t have 60+ year-old people in charge of the creative direction of a show that’s geared towards young people, maybe oversee it but you got to let young, fresh blood make those decisions.


We got to be self aware enough to know that we don’t and I’m including me too as a 50-year-old man, we don’t f**king know what they (young people) want. We might think we do or we might think we know what’s best for them, but we don’t f**king know. We need to f**king listen to people that do.”

WWE NXT 2.0 has some exciting things on the way. Halloween Havoc is shaping up to be a nice special for the brand. The big question is whether they will capture that coveted demographic in the process.

We will have to wait and see if NXT 2.0 will be able to attract a younger audience as from the looks of it, that might not be happening anytime soon.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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