Kevin Owens On NXT 2.0: It's Very Different. I Believe It Should Have A Totally Different Name.

Kevin Owens comments on the changes in NXT 2.0.

Kevin Owens loves his time in NXT. He is so fond of it that he was willing to go back to NXT for WarGames 2019, saying he would always be there for Triple H.

AEW Dynamite Results For 1/19/21 Jon Moxley Returns, Cole and Baker vs. Cassidy and Statlander

Now, NXT is brand new and spotlights a new era with new stars. Dubbed NXT 2.0, NXT now hardly resembles the black and gold era that featured Owens and Zayn in 2015 or even Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly earlier this year.

Speaking on les Anti-Pods de la Lutte, TVA Sports’ wrestling podcast, hosted by Pat Laprade and Kevin Raphael, Kevin Owens says he believes NXT is so different, it shouldn't be called NXT.

Pat Laprade sent along the following quote.

"Today’s NXT is very different than the NXT I was part of, to the point I believe it should have a totally different name. I don’t think it’s better or worse, but it’s just too different. So when I’m watching NXT, I don’t see the NXT I was part of. It’s not the same thing. It’s a little bit like Ring of Honor. The ROH of old days and the ROH now, it’s just not the same thing. So to me, it’s completely two different products, so when I’m watching it, I put myself in the mindset we had when I was at NXT and the mindset there seems to have right now, it’s completely different. It’s very hard for me to compare them. I don’t even consider that to be the same show. I don’t really feel any attachment to NXT now. Listen, there are very talented people working there, and I have watched the last TakeOver show they did and there were parts of it that I thought was really good, but it’s like a few years ago, if they had asked me to go back to NXT, I would have said yes. But f they would ask me that now, I don’t think I would be as receptive to go back, because it’s not the same thing. I don’t think I fit in the new NXT as I was fitting in the NXT I was part of, with guys like Sami, Finn, Samoa Joe and Nakamura. When I watch NXT now, I don’t feel the same thing I felt when I was watching NXT two years ago."

Now, NXT is featuring Monday Night Raw stars on occasion such as Shaman Riddle and most recently, AJ Styles.

Elsewhere in the interview, KO spoke about ROH's impact on his career. Read more here.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web