Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022


WWE has changed a lot about WWE NXT from the new branding of NXT 2.0, presentation, and product. They’ve shifted towards more character development than in-ring work and there’s more time given to promo segments than wrestling. They also have been using bigger and younger wrestlers than smaller and older talent.

Kevin Owens had a great run in the old NXT and wanted to go back in 2019 for another stint, but it ended up being a one-night-only return.

While speaking with Pat Laprade on the French Canadian podcast Les anti-pods de la lutte, Owens talked about how today’s NXT 2.0 is very different from the NXT he was once part of.

“Today’s NXT is very different than the NXT I was part of, to the point I believe it should have a totally different name. I don’t think it’s better or worse, but it’s just too different. So when I’m watching NXT, I don’t see the NXT I was part of. It’s not the same thing.”

Owens says NXT was somewhat like ROH as it evolved so much it’s barely recognizable anymore. He continued, “I don’t even consider that to be the same show,” he added. “I don’t really feel any attachment to NXT now.”

Owens also doesn’t think he fits the new NXT as he did in the old style with wrestlers such as Sami Zayn, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Shinsuke Nakamura. Owens added that he doesn’t feel the same way now that he felt like two years ago.

H/T to SEScoops for the transcription

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