Bayley has offered her opinion on the new NXT black and Gold logo as the brand appears set to embrace it’s past in the coming weeks.
For the second time in two years it appears that changes are coming to NXT. While September 2021 saw the launch of the new brightly coloured NXT 2.0 it appears that September 2022 will see the brand revert to something more closely resembling it’s black and gold roots.
On the September 13th edition of the show a new black and gold logo was unveiled which also saw the “2.0” aspect of the branding dropped. Meanwhile, it has also been reported that TakeOver specials will also be brought back after they were scrapped a year ago.
One of the stars of NXT’s famed ‘Black and Gold Era’ was Bayley. Alongside Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, the star helped put the brand on the map, revolutionising women’s wrestling in WWE in the process.
Speaking during an appearance on the In The Kilq podcast, Bayley was asked about how she feels about the return to a more traditional logo and NXT embracing it’s illustrious past. The former NXT Women’s Champion admitted that it was nice to see the traditional colour scheme return, but was also quick to praise NXT’s current female stars.
“I don’t know exactly what that means for a change,” she said. “They just changed the logo back which is — it just felt good to see that again. But the whole roster there is killing it. I’m so proud of all the girls. I’ve been able to spend so much time there during my rehab and gotten to know a lot of the guys, gotten to know a lot of the girls, and watch them train, watch how hard they work.
So I don’t think it really matters what it’s called, whether it’s called 2.0 and it has some paint splashed on it, or whether it’s the old black and gold, what they’re doing in the ring doesn’t change. They are just making everybody proud that came from there and they’re just going to continue to do so.”
Speaking elsewhere, Bayley dived deeper into her time training in NXT as she overcame her serious knee injury while tipping Indi Hartwell as a potential star.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.