Shawn Michaels is loving all the new talent coming through NXT.
On September 14, NXT became NXT 2.0 with a complete revamp of the brand including new production, new design, and a lot of new talent. Bron Breakker, Tony D'Angelo, Von Wagner, and many more have made their debuts since the launch of NXT 2.0 with the focus being on younger and newer talent.
Speaking to Jim Varsallone, Shawn Michaels discussed how NXT has changed to create fresh superstars for the main roster.
"[Tuesday], we had three other new superstars that are coming in. We've been doing this for ten or eleven weeks and still there are new and fresh faces coming in. I recognize that right now one of the really cool buzzwords in the business is 'producing new, young, fresh superstars,' and they are actually people who have been around this job for ten or 15 years and they are just now making it onto television. We are the only brand in the entire world that is bringing real, true to life, young, fresh, men and women that are going to be the stars of Raw and SmackDown in the next five to ten years. It's just that simple. It starts all here. Bron Breakker, Tony D'Angelo, Grayson Waller, numerous other people where you are watching their first, second, third, tenth matches. Bron Breakker, Tony D'Angelo, they are going to go out there at WarGames, one of our biggest shows of the year, and it's their tenth to fifteenth matches. Nobody has been thrown into the deep end like these young men and women have. They've done a fantastic job and it's awesome to see," he said.
The battle between old and new in NXT will come to a head at WarGames when Team 2.0 (Carmelo Hayes, Bron Breakker, Grayson Waller, & Tony D'Angelo) takes on Team Black and Gold (Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, LA Knight, & Pete Dunne). You can view the current lineup for WarGames by clicking here.
Fightful will have live coverage of NXT WarGames beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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