WWE NXT is reportedly set to undergo a name change as part of the show’s re-launch on September 14th.
Following the releases of numerous NXT Superstars in August, reports began to emerge suggesting that the black and gold brand was heading for major changes. In the weeks that followed, NXT received a new logo, new theme song, while the CWC has been revamped.
As part of the changes, the show will reportedly be produced by Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard.
According to a new report from Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast, the show will also now be known as NXT 2.0
Look like WWE will be using the name “NXT 2.0” moving forward for the time being.
— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) September 14, 2021
The first episode of the ‘new’ NXT will be headlined by a huge Fatal-4-Way Match for the NXT Championship after Samoa Joe relinquished his title due to injury.
With the brand now without champion, General Manager William Regal acted quickly to resolve the situation. In a short video, Regal revealed that the match between Pete Dunne, Kyle O’Reilly, Tommaso Ciampa and LA Knight will now determine a new champion.
The show had also been scheduled to feature NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez defending her title against Franky Monet. However, it has now been reported that the bout has been pulled from the show. In addition it is unknown why the match has been called off and whether either Superstar will still appear on the show.
The report goes on to say that there is a great deal of trepidation ahead of the relaunch. There is said to be a feeling that some of the names released “did everything they were supposed to” and were “great talents” and despite that, were still let go.
Some talents are reported to be feeling “on thin ice,” especially as what was once thought of as “the protective cocoon” of Paul Levesque [Triple H] is no longer there. It was reported that Levesque had found out about the most recent NXT releases when the news was made public.