NXT had a recent soft reboot when Triple H and Shawn Michaels gained a ton of power within WWE. Even though NXT 2.0 is dead and most of the fandom is happy with the changes, there are critics with negative views on the product.
On his “Wrestling with Freddie” podcast, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr has harsh criticism’s of the current NXT product and compared it to watching a grade school theater production, only not as good,
“This was like watching a grade school theater production, only not as good,”
“I mean, the blocking is just four people standing in a line. There was two guys, I think two Australian guys, Bron Breakker, and someone else. Everyone is just standing in a line across from each other, and everybody is just talking with their face to camera. There was nothing organic, good, remotely decent about it.”
Freddie Prinze Jr. brought up on his podcast that he was unsure whether the segment involving reigning “NXT” Champion Breakker, “NXT” Tag Team Champion Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince and Kit Wilson), and Wes Lee, was supposed to be funny, going far to comparing it to a guilty pleasure film like “Showgirls,” or if the whole thing was just horribly produced.
Prinze Jr. also focused on an incident involving WWE veteran R-Truth and Grayson Waller, which forced him to change the channel after Truth got hurt during the pair’s scheduled match.
“Then I saw R-Truth come out, and I don’t know who’s fault this is,” Prinze Jr. said. “I don’t know if he blew his knee when he jumped out of the ring, or if the guy that’s supposed to catch him was just watching and didn’t. I’ve watched it a few times now. It’s hard to watch … There was no effort to catch Truth whatsoever … That was the last part of NXT I watched.”
We’ll see if WWE is actually paying attention to Prinze Jr opinions on the brand. It would be nice to take his opinions to heart, because everyone wants the best for the brand.
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