The rumoured shift for NXT 2.0 from TV-PG to PG-14 and an edgier product is still very much in the pipeline according to a new report.
It was first reported back in September that Vince McMahon was personally pushing for the rebooted NXT to become what was described as an “edgier product.” While things later went quiet on that front as the revamped show began to settle into it’s new groove, a new report has suggested that those plans haven’t gone anywhere.
It has been noted by WrestleVotes that according to a source, the planned switch is still “very much on the table.” In addition, the USA Network which is home to NXT 2.0 isn’t opposed to the change.
There is no word if or when the new changes will come into effect.
Within the origins of this NXT 2.0 concept was an idea that the programs rating would shift from TV-PG to TV-14. Source confirms that’s still very much on the table and USA Network is not opposed. If / when WWE decides to make the change is TBD.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) November 16, 2021
NXT 2.0 launched on September 14th with a new set, logo, theme music and a whole host of new Superstars. The show has done away with it’s tag line of being the ‘black and gold brand’ in favour of a new bright and energetic aesthetic.
Since the new updated version of the show launched, the rookie Bron Breakker has swiftly moved to the top of the card, challenging for the NXT Championship at Halloween Havoc. The son of Rick Steiner has also been joined by numerous other fresh faces and new characters.
The show’s women’s division has also seen a significant shake-up with Mandy Rose and her Toxic Attraction stable currently holding all of the gold after a clean sweep at Halloween Havoc.