WWE released a lot of people from NXT, mostly Triple H’s handpicked staff, as the company ushered in NXT 2.0. Slashing the staff in developmental actually didn’t change much as the new status quo was already set by the incoming regimen.

Ringside News exclusively reported that the recent wave of firings in NXT was meant to be a personal shot at Triple H. It turns out that those released individuals didn’t really change the way that WWE is producing NXT either.

We were told that NXT has been run through Bruce Prichard and Ed Koskey since they started with the NXT 2.0 revamp. Vince McMahon then approves things, and this has been the system “since the day Triple H stopped going because of his heart issues.”

A tenured source within the company also confirmed to us that “Kapoor and Russo buffered HBK and Road Dogg and Regal and Sapolsky. The only difference now is the slimming of the staff.”

Nothing else is different in NXT for the past several months. Bruce Prichard or Ed Koskey will take the script to Vince McMahon and review it. We were told that, “the orders come down from Vince, Prichard and Koskey as to who they want pushed and how.” At that point staff that week write it up and then it’s reviewed, usually on Mondays.

The change in NXT’s presentation and booking is quite apparent for any fans who remember what the black and gold brand was like prior to the switch. We will have to see how long this system remains in place, but it seems to be the new standard for NXT at this point.

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