Road Dogg Says NXT Is Making A Conscious Effort To Focus More On Character Development

For many fans, WWE NXT represents the show for the true wrestling fan that appreciates all of the action that takes place between the ropes, but there is more to the presentation of sports entertainment than just pro wrestling.

Speaking with Corey Graves on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, Road Dogg opened up about how the black and gold brand is making a conscious effort to develop more characters as the in-ring action is at an all-time peak in WWE

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“Working on the entrances, working on the TV spots, and cool camera angles and I mean, we take a lot of time in that stuff and I don't know what people think about that, but man the television aspect of what we do is second to none,” said the former multi-time WWE Tag Team Champion. “I'd put [NXT] up against any, even in the other [WWE] brands, but any television show”

He continued, “Sometimes we get the criticism like, 'Oh it's too clean. It's too perfect.' Well, okay. That's what we're doing. That's what we're trying to do. We don't want it to be Channel 5 studio wrestling. We want it to be a cool television show that just happens to be hip tosses and arm drags in between commercials, you know? Now like we talked about, it's time to [say] okay, we got this live TV thing down. We got this wrestling thing down. Let's dive deeper into the characters and that's where we're going and we're going to try to bring a little more entertainment back into the show. NXT's been heavily wrestling, wrestling, wrestling. We want to bring-- and we started that with Riddle and Pete Dunne-- we're making a conscious effort to get a little more entertainment and dive deeper into character. So,  the future is bright, man and I'm loving what I'm doing.”

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