NXT underwent a rebrand on September 14, introducing a more colorful presentation and renaming the brand as NXT 2.0.
Coincidence or not, the 2.0 name correlates with 2point0 (Matt Lee & Jeff Parker), who were released by WWE, where they teamed as Ever-Rise, on June 25.
Speaking on AdFreeShows, 2point0 weighed in on 2.0.
"Funny how that works. Thank you for the publicity guys, thank you very much. It's flattering," said Matt.
"It's very nice of them. Got some paint splatter. Flattering," added Jeff.
Speaking about the actual product, Matt said, "I watched it. I liked it. I enjoyed the new presentation, it was cool seeing new faces. I'm happy for those guys."
Jeff said, "Change is always weird, right? Especially when so you're familiar with something and you like something. When it changes, it's not always for you or the person, as a fan, it might not always be the best, but maybe it'll work out, maybe it won't. We don't know yet. You do always have to try something different, sometimes, and this is what we're getting. You look at the crop of new people coming through, they're taking people from the PC and just throwing them in the deep end, sink or swim."
Matt continued by saying, "WCW used to do that, the classic Nitro entrance and then 99, they switch it. They're getting their ass beat and did a whole entire makeover and started pushing younger talent. This is what companies do."
Though 2point0 were released by the company before the official rebrand took place, they were asked if they knew anything about NXT being repackaged.
Jeff said, "I think we were part of the repackaging [laughs]."
Matt stated, "It felt like something was happening. I remember in, I want to say March, they had us all take pictures and they took our weight and they made it sound like it was for licensing or something. Something seemed off. It felt like we were at the meat market."
Since being released by WWE, 2point0 have become regulars on AEW television teaming with their "son" Daniel Garcia.
Fightful will have live coverage of NXT 2.0 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
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