Former WWE Superstar JTG has said that he believes that WWE shouldn’t be sold, and instead should eventually be run by Shane McMahon.
The former WWE tag team star’s comments come after it has been rumoured that WWE may soon be up for sale. Throughout 2021, WWE have released a large number of Superstars and other personnel, trimming their talent roster significantly. This had led to speculation around the future of the company as a whole, with some suggesting that it could soon be up for sale.
Speaking to AJ Singh on The Wrassingh Show, JTG said that he would like to WWE stay in the McMahon family. Furthermore, he says Shane McMahon would be perfect as the new top man.
“I hope [WWE won’t be sold]. I hope the rumours are not true,” JTG said. “I’d like to see the WWE stay in the McMahon family! Yeah, if it was up to me, if it was just my personal opinion… I would love to have Shane McMahon in charge. When I was there, Shane, his energy and what he brought to the table – I think he’ll do WWE [justice]. He’ll keep the legacy alive!”
Continuing on, the former WWE Superstar explained that having one person in charge, rather than two, in the case of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon would be better in the long run.
“I would just like to see the legacy continue on. You know, it was from Vince McMahon Senior to Vince McMahon, and I think that Shane solo would do great,” JTG explained. “Because when you have Stephanie and Triple H, those are two minds. You got two cooks in the kitchen, right? I think, Shane… I think if he was just the captain. I think he would do a great job as the the new chairman of the WWE.”
The recent cuts have also led to a lot of speculation around the future of NXT. For a long time the show was seen as WWE’s third brand, but has recently been relaunched and repackaged as ‘NXT 2.0,’ seemingly shifting back towards being a developmental promotion.
Addressing the changes, JTG says he would prefer if NXT remained as a third standalone brand.
“For NXT, I only get the information from social media, and I hear news from my peers and other fans. It seems like NXT is doing a good job right now, but I don’t think [it should be called a developmental brand]. When something is called a developmental… that give you the liberty and freedom to make mistakes and try things out!”
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.