Former North American NXT Champion weighs in on NXT 2.0.
NXT underwent a complete overhaul this year and as soon as bands like Hit Row, Leon Ruff, and Bronson Reed became celebrities they were released by WWE.
One of the last stars of NXT’s black and gold era, Bronson Reed has an interesting take on the NXT brand and the sudden changes that were made while he was at a crossroads during his tenure with the brand.
Speaking in an interview with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, JONAH says he has continued to watch the brand in an effort to support fellow Australians such as Duke Hudson, Grayson Waller and Indi Hartwell, but now when he watches the mark, he just sees another entertainment show like Raw and SmackDown.
“I watch songs and try to support my friends like Duke Hudson, Indi Hartwell, Grayson (Waller), all the Aussies, I support these guys. I still have other friends that I made that I am watching. , but I don’t particularly appreciate it. “
He added, “I understand what they’re trying to do and the direction they’re heading in. What I like least about it is that Hunter had such a vision of what NXT was and that all that vision is gone now, especially after [NXT WarGames] and it seems to be – I’m not here right now – but it seems to be the end of black and gold. It’s disheartening because the guys who were there at that time were trying to make that third brand out of it and make it different. When I was there wrestling I was a huge pro wrestling fan and love WWE but saw Raw and SmackDown as the entertainment shows and NXT as the pro wrestling show. Now that’s just another entertainment show. “
For JONAH, his time on NXT will always be a reminder of his relationship with names like Shawn Michaels and Triple H. JONAH expands on his relationship with Shawn Michaels and the brief interactions he had with Vince McMahon elsewhere in the interview with Fightful. You can read his comments here.