WWE NXT 2.0 has changed their entire spectrum that includes branding, presentation, and product. Kevin Owens had a great run under the old NXT promotion. In his recent podcast, Owens revealed that he believes NXT 2.0 should have a completely different name.
Owens recently appeared on Pat Laprade’s French Canadian podcast, Les anti-pods de la lutte. He discussed how today’s NXT 2.0 is very different from the NXT he was once part of. Owens also thinks that the name NXT 2.0 doesn’t really sit in with its new style.
“Today’s NXT is very different than the NXT I was part of, to the point I believe it should have a totally different name. I don’t think it’s better or worse, but it’s just too different. So when I’m watching NXT, I don’t see the NXT I was part of. It’s not the same thing.”
NXT 2.0 will focus more on character development than in-ring work. Decision has been taken to allot more time to promo segments than wrestling. They also have been using bigger and younger talent than smaller and older wrestlers.
According to Owens, he also doesn’t fit in the new NXT. He did the old style with wrestlers such as Sami Zayn, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Shinsuke Nakamura. Owens finally added that he doesn’t really feel any attachment to NXT anymore.
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