NXT 2.0 made its debut in September last year and it promised an entirely new outlook on the product. While it did bring about quite a few changes, not all of them were met with a positive reception. It seems TJ Wilson is a fan of NXT 2.0
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. However, not quite a few talents have yet to truly connect with the fans.
NXT 2.0 was made was WWE set forth in a new direction, focusing on a new set of stars, building them from scratch. While speaking to Counted Out, TJ Wilson talked about NXT 2.0’s current product. Wilson stated that he believes NXT 2.0 is better designed for WWE than the old version of NXT.
“I think it just changed in the sense is that now it’s more of what developmental used to be. When I’m watching it now, it’s a little more pieces of clay that are not ready this second, but when the time comes, they’ll be ready to be called up and they can be molded, more so than maybe the estabalished…how NXT was before. When someone is so established, it’s kind of hard to rebrand them. It’s not an insult either way. Our need has changed.
WWE may need NXT to be more what it was a decade ago where it helps feed the main roster and supply us with talent rather than NXT having its own separate talent that stay there. Call ups were a lot less, they were happening at a different rate. It was weird. Some guys might get signed and go straight to the main roster. Things got, not weird, just different.
What we’re seeing now is revert back to FCW where it’s amplified and but still straight development. NXT became its own brand, there is no doubt about that. NXT was awesome, I loved it. I loved my time there. I don’t know if the bubble got too big and burst and this reset needs to happen and it restarts again. Now, it’s more designed to feed the main roster and be able to be molded into whatever the main roster needs in the moment. No one told me this, it’s just me watching and what I think.”
Liv Morgan also previously made it clear that she is a fan of NXT 2.0’s women’s division. Sean Waltman previously criticized NXT 2.0 for having 60-year-olds being in charge of the product. We will have to wait and see if the product will improve or not in the future.