There is more upheaval coming to NXT 2.0 and a number of top Superstars could be affected.
Since coming into existence in September 2021, NXT 2.0 has been in an almost constant state of upheaval, as it’s Superstars have undergone name changes, character changes or in some cases been released altogether.
It now appears that the ever-changing nature of the roster could be here to stay.
Speaking on the latest Bryan & Vinny & Granny & Craig Show, Bryan Alvarez noted that performers have been told that they will undergo evaluations every six months, and if they haven’t been improving they will be released. He added that “some people might be cancelled.”
“You know what I heard today? I don’t have all of the details, but with NXT 2.0 they got the new deal where you got six months to get better in this shi**y program here. Who in the world could possibly get better in six months working no shows and just doing horrible stuff on television.
But every six months they evaluate you and if you aren’t getting better then you like done for and apparently they’ve made some evaluations including some names you would know. So we might get some changes coming to NXT 2.0….not a cancellation, some people might be cancelled.”
Back in April, WWE released ten Superstars from NXT 2.0 including Dakota Kai, Malcom Bivens and Harland. Following the releases it was reported that Harland, real name Parker Boudreaux was let go as it was deemed he hadn’t made the necessary progress.
This came as a surprise to many as his signing had been greeted with much fanfare back in early 2021.
Of those released, Malcom Bivens has already found a new home in AEW, while reverting to his Stokely Hathaway name. The star is now the on-screen manager of TBS Champion Jade Cargill.
H/t to WrestlingNewsCo for the transcription.