Mike Bennett spent quite a few years in WWE alongside his wife Maria Kanellis, until the two were released from the company. Since then Bennett has been working in ROH but still keeps up with WWE’s product from time to time. He also doesn’t harbor the best thoughts about Vince McMahon’s company.

WWE introduced NXT 2.0 back in September as they introduced a lot of changes in the overall product, especially when it comes to their presentation and overall feel. So far, the product has been receiving mixed responses from fans.

While speaking with That 90’s Wrestling Podcast, Mike Bennett talked about NXT 2.0’s current direction and stated that he believes WWE simply doesn’t know what is good in wrestling anymore.

“It’s one of those things where I don’t think they know what’s good in wrestling anymore. The proof is in the pudding. I can’t sit through the show ’cause as a wrestling fan, I don’t consider it good wrestling. They can talk about that they’re gonna spice it up a little, or make it more Rated R, or whatever they’re gonna do, but at the end of the day, if you don’t have a pulse on what wrestling fans want to see, it’s just not gonna be good.

“I was reading something the other day that still said the average age of the people that watch NXT are high 50-year-olds or 60-year-olds. That’s not exactly targeting the younger audience. And again, I just go back to – what might have worked for the younger audience back in the late ’90s, early ’00s, early ’90s, just isn’t gonna be what’s popular nowadays. You need someone that understands what those age groups wanna see, and unfortunately, I just don’t think the people that are in charge there understand it.”

WWE Hall Of Famer Sean Waltman also echoed similar sentiments when it came to NXT 2.0’s product recently. He took direct shots at the “60 plus year-olds” calling the shots in NXT. Triple H has yet to make a return to work after his cardiac procedure.

WWE NXT 2.0 has some major things planned, especially when it comes to Halloween Havoc. However, it remains to be seen if it will ultimately help the brand in the long run or not.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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