Nick Khan has confirmed that changes are coming to NXT.
For weeks it's been reported that WWE has changed its focus when it comes to the hiring process, looking for bigger and younger talent to fill out the WWE Performance Center. Many NXT talents have been released this year including names like Bronson Reed, Jake Atlas, and Curt Stallion who made a name for themselves on the Independent scene before signing with WWE.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, WWE President Nick Khan confirmed that changes to the brand will be made.
"We're doing a complete revamp on NXT, led by Triple H, who is really one of the architects of the original NXT," he said. "What we found, it's part of why we did the tryout yesterday, we want to make sure it's easy for folks who want to be WWE Superstars is figuring out how to become WWE Superstars. If you think of the life of an elevated athlete, throughout their career, the opportunity to go play somewhere has always been easy. Being able to play somewhere is not, that's what's hard. If you're an amazing high school football player, colleges come after you, you get recruited, you go into their system and either you make it or don't make it. All that it takes to get there, very difficult, but the system, not difficult. We want our system to be an easy system where people who want to be superstars know how to get to us and we can get to them."
Khan continued by saying, "In terms of an NXT rebrand, look for it. In the next couple of weeks, it's going to have a whole new look, a whole new feel, and we believe because a lot of the 'Indie wrestlers,' if you will, have come through our system and are in our system with SmackDown and Raw, we don't want to just keep doing that same thing. We want to look elsewhere for great young talent."
Khan stated that the look and production of NXT would be changing in the next few weeks.
NXT is set to hold its TakeOver 36 event from the Capitol Wrestling Center on Sunday. You can view the current lineup by clicking here. Fightful will have live coverage of the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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