The behind-the-scenes changes of WWE NXT 2.0 today, behind the scenes, don’t sound exactly positive to those who were fans of the black and gold brand.
In the course of the day, Mike Johnson from PWInsider reported backstage notes and info on today’s episode of WWE NXT 2.0, and they sound like a big departure from the NXT of yesteryear.
For starters, Kevin Dunn was backstage overseeing the production of the show. One of the big things that set NXT apart from RAW and SmackDown from a production tech point of view over the years was camera work, and it seems like it won’t be in the future.
The terms WWE NXT 2.0 and “The home of NXT” are going to be big terms that you’ll hear from the former black and gold brand from now on, as the old names like Capitol Wrestling Center are no longer used.
As of this afternoon, former NXT Champion Samoa Joe wasn’t backstage at the show, and neither was Triple H, but with his recent medical issues, that’s certainly no surprise.
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True to an episode of WWE RAW or SmackDown, Johnson reports that the script for today’s episode of NXT 2.0 has changed “a lot” during the day. Something the NXT list is certainly not used to.
Talents who spoke to Johnson today describe the backstage vibe as “weird,” which really isn’t a good sign, all in all.
In other news regarding today’s show, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select also reports that Franky Monet, who was one of the most vocal supporters of the WWE NXT 2.0 rebranding last week, was about to play an NXT Women’s Championship match against Raquel Gonzalez. The game has been canceled and there is currently no reason why the game is no longer scheduled for today’s show.
Are you looking forward to tonight’s episode of WWE NXT? Do you think this relaunch will be good for the brand in the long term? Let us know your thoughts by sounding in the comment section below.
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