NXT 2.0 debuted in September and brought about a significant number of changes to the product. However, not all of the changes were met with a positive reception. This is especially the case when it came to the overall presentation and feel of NXT.
NXT 2.0 came about after undergoing a variety of changes compared to the previous version of NXT. This is especially true regarding the kinds of talent the company hires now.
With a fresh look and coat of paint, came a new sense of direction which has seen a new set of WWE Superstars, especially the likes of Bron Breakker.
While speaking to Fightful, former WWE Superstar Bronson Reed talked about the current state of NXT 2.0 and admitted that it is disheartening to watch.
“I mean I understand what they’re trying to do, and the direction they’re going in. I think the thing I like least about it is, Hunter had such a vision for what NXT was. And that whole vision is just gone now, especially after (WWE NXT WarGames), with what seems to be, I don’t know, I’m not there at the moment, but it seems to be the end of black and gold, like that’s it. It’s just disheartening because we were so, the guys that were there for that era, were so much trying to make it that third brand and make it something different. But not just that, when I was there wrestling, I’m a huge pro wrestling fan, and I love WWE, I love what they do, but I saw RAW and SmackDown as their entertainment shows and saw NXT as the pro wrestling show, and now I feel like it’s just another entertainment show.”
Shawn Michaels recently stated that NXT 2.0 is the only place which can create true stars. NXT 2.0 is focusing on an entirely different direction with talents. We will have to wait and see if the system has also changed or not as the company will certainly need to produce new stars.
h/t to WrestleZone for the quotes.
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