The new and updated version of NXT will be launching on September 14th.
The news was confirmed by WWE on social media, with a short promo video featuring the brand’s new multicoloured logo and theme song.
It was first reported on August 6th that the show was heading for “major changes” after a number of Superstars were released. The changes were said to involve a new logo, new lighting, and a focus on younger talents with the aim of giving the show a different feel.
It was later confirmed by WWE President Nick Khan that the brand was heading for a “complete revamp.” At the time Khan explained that Triple H would be leading the changes.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 4, 2021
Arguably the biggest change to the show will occur behind the scenes with reports suggesting that Vince McMahon will be taking over production. The changes will see Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard in charge of “the bigger picture” with others producing individual segments.
Speaking on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that there has been a power-shift within the brand. In addition it is Triple H who appears to have lost out.
“Well I mean they’re definitely – Paul Levesque [Triple H] has lost power and they’re [Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard] gonna be in charge of the big picture stuff. How detail-oriented they will be, that remains to be seen. You know as far as what happens, is Bruce gonna go down there every Wednesday? One guy doing two TV shows is probably too much, adding a third – you’re just overworking people. But obviously, the goals of NXT have changed as we’ve talked about before. They want to do a re-branding of NXT with the show starting on the 14th which is the next live show.”
Furthermore, the new logo reportedly had “no input” from those already within the brand and came from WWE. The decisions were made by the likes of Vince McMahon, Nick Khan, John Laurinaitis, Kevin Dunn and Bruce Prichard.