Changes have been made to the creative structure with NXT.
Mike Johnson at PWInsider reports that the NXT creative team, which is led by Johnny Russo, will now report to Bruce Prichard and Christine Lubrano. This is consistent with how the Raw and SmackDown creative teams work.
Fightful has not independently confirmed the report.
Lubrano is the VP of Creative Writing Operations for WWE while Prichard is the Executive Director of SmackDown and Raw.
Johnson reports that under the leadership of Triple H, the NXT team would be "autonomous in nature, operating as a separate bubble within the company."
Russo, no relation to Vince Russo, joined WWE in October 2011 and worked on the Raw and SmackDown creative teams from 2015 to 2018 before being promoted to Senior Creative Writer and Producer in August 2018. Russo has been working on the NXT creative team since August 2019 and became NXT Lead Writer in July 2020.
Dewey Foley, Mick Foley's son, and Anthony Golden Jr. are still part of the NXT creative team.
NXT made multiple releases on January 5, letting go writers, producer, and coaches such as Road Dogg, William Regal, Ryan Katz, Dave Kapoor and more.
In a statement to Fightful, WWE said about the releases, "With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we've decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center. We thank them for their many contributions throughout the years and wish them the best."
Fightful will continue to update fans on any changes regarding NXT as more is known.
Fightful provides live coverage of NXT every Tuesday beginning at 8 p.m. ET.