WWE NXT underwent a number of changes last September when it changed its branding from black and gold to vibrant colors. At this point, Triple H had stepped back from his position as creative director due to health issues. WWE also changed the emphasis of their programming from in-ring combat to more character and story development.
Additionally, the company stopped signing recognized independent talent and started scouting competitors without a wrestling history. They also wanted younger and taller people instead of short and aging wrestlers. According to PW Insider, the creative team still answers to Bruce Prichard, so nothing has changed in that regard.
The brand is managed by Shawn Michaels. The chief writer is Johnny Russo, and other writers on the team include Nick Bonnano and George Carroll, who recently joined WWE again after leaving in January. On Tuesday’s episode of NXT 2.0, the company hosted the Great American Bash special.
The special had four title matchups. In the main event, Cameron Grimes was defeated by NXT Champion Bron Breakker to retain his championship. As previously mentioned, Triple H recently met with celebrities and government representatives in Orlando and stated, “I’m back.”
Let’s see what’s next in store, as WWE NXT has laid a solid creative team foundation. Triple H could always come back, but right now everything is as it was when NXT 2.0 was instituted.
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