Ridge Holland Says There's Nothing Negative About NXT Rebrand, Talks WWE Dark Match Experience

Since returning from injury, Ridge Holland has inserted himself into the main event scene on NXT.

On Tuesday's episode of NXT, Holland closed the show by joining Pete Dunne in turning on Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch. The shot of Holland & Dunne at the end of the show might the last shot of NXT as fans know it as NXT will rebrand with a new logo and production changes on September 14.

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Speaking to Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, Holland discussed the rebrand.

“It’s exciting times regardless of what you might hear. You look back over history, over the past few decades and whether it’s RAW or SmackDown, every so often, they go through a revamp. Whether it’s the set, the structure, this and that. NXT is no different. It’s exciting. There’s nothing negative about it. Everyone I know that I’m speaking to about it are chomping at the bit and I don’t really know the ins and outs of what’s coming. I’ve not seen anything regarding the set or anything like that, but the logo is cool and different. I’m just excited to go to work and see how it all unfolds," he said.

Upon returning from injury, Holland worked a couple of dark matches on WWE SmackDown where he defeated Austin Theory.

Speaking about his dark match experience, Holland said, “Without going into too much detail, everything was positive. They tend to do things a little bit differently up there, or they’re trying to make everything we do what they do up there. Everything was great. Being out there out in front of a larger group of fans was definitely enjoyable, it was a lot of fun. And being out there with Austin, who’s a very talented individual in himself, it was a great experience. Hopefully, we’ll see where it goes. But it was positive, but I can’t give any information about what’s going to happen because I just don’t know [laughs]. I’ve had fleeting meetings with them [Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard] before, but this was the first proper time that they saw me do my thing. It was a good experience and learning curve and I’ll take some things away from it, but concentrate on the task at hand that is NXT.”

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