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Shawn Michaels Claims NXT Is The “Only Brand In The World” Bringing In “Real” Fresh, New Talent

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Shawn Michaels has boldly claimed that NXT is the only brand in the world bringing through “real” true to life, young, fresh, stars of the future.

On September 14th NXT underwent a complete facelift and moved away from being positioned as a third brand to stand side by side with Raw and SmackDown. The launch of NXT 2.0 saw the brand return to it’s roots as a proving ground for the stars of the future with the introduction of a new set, new theme music, new logo and numerous new Superstars.

As the brand prepares to host their first pay-per-view style special since the revamp, Shawn Michaels sat down with Jim Varsallone to discuss the new found emphasis on young talent. The WWE Hall of Famer claimed that NXT is the “only brand in the world” bringing through fresh, young talent who will be stars of Raw and SmackDown in the coming years.

“[Tuesday], we had three other new superstars that are coming in. We’ve been doing this for ten or eleven weeks and still there are new and fresh faces coming in. I recognize that right now one of the really cool buzzwords in the business is ‘producing new, young, fresh superstars,’ and they are actually people who have been around this job for ten or 15 years and they are just now making it onto television. We are the only brand in the entire world that is bringing real, true to life, young, fresh, men and women that are going to be the stars of Raw and SmackDown in the next five to ten years.

It’s just that simple. It starts all here. Bron Breakker, Tony D’Angelo, Grayson Waller, numerous other people where you are watching their first, second, third, tenth matches.

Bron Breakker, Tony D’Angelo, they are going to go out there at WarGames, one of our biggest shows of the year, and it’s their tenth to fifteenth matches. Nobody has been thrown into the deep end like these young men and women have. They’ve done a fantastic job and it’s awesome to see,”

Shawn Michaels has been overseeing NXT as Triple H recovers from the “cardiac event” that he suffered in September.

Meanwhile NXT Announcer Beth Phoenix has revealed that WarGames will be her final night at the commentary table. The Hall of Famer explained in a statement that she has taken the decision to spend more time with her family.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.