WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is reportedly personally pushing for NXT 2.0 to become an “edgier product.”
Despite the show only debuting on September 14th, it could already be set for more changes.
Following a raft of talent releases in early August it was revealed that WWE’s third brand was set for major changes. These changes came to fruition a month later when NXT 2.0 was launched complete with new set, logo, theme music and a whole host of new Superstars.
However, according to a new report from Fightul Select, even more changes could be on the way. The report notes that there has been some discussion within WWE, directly from Vince McMahon, about making the show “edgier.” In addition, the USA Network which is home to NXT 2.0 are seemingly in support of the new plans.
The proposed change in emphasis will reportedly see the show target the 18-34 year-old demographic, through in-ring work, aggression, harsher language and “more lenience on female character gear.” Although it is unclear exactly what the latter means.
A push to “keep up with current affairs with promos and character verbiage” was another point which has reportedly been raised.
“We’ve not learned that it has been implemented thus far. One talent went as far as to say they’d believe it when they see it when we asked if they’d been made aware, which they’d not.”
The first match on the revamped NXT saw the son of Rick Steiner, Bron Breakker, make his in-ring debut quickly defeating LA Knight.
In the show’s headline bout, Tommaso Ciampa regained the NXT Championship. Ciampa over came debutant Von Wagner, LA Knight and Pete Dunne in a Fatal-4-Way Match. Meanwhile in the main event segment, Indie Hartwell and Dexter Lumis finally tied the knot. Wrestling may not have the best track record where weddings are concerned, but on NXT 2.0 love conquered all and the ceremony passed off peacefully.