According to Shawn Michaels, WWE is open to recruiting talent from anywhere, including Japan and “other companies” in pursuit of the best.
In an interview with My San Antonio, Shawn Michaels recently opened up about his efforts in working with NXT 2.0 over the past year as well as the direction for the future.
When asked if NXT was still interested in recruiting independent wrestling talent, specifically referencing how Roxanne Perez had done a lot of wrestling in San Antonio as Rok-C, Michaels addressed the future directly.
Sharing whether or not NXT was only recruiting former collegiate athletes, Michaels said:
“We are still reaching out to other people with experience that have wrestled on the independent scene or been out in Japan or in other companies.
“That is something NXT will continue to do in the future. Nothing is off the table. We simply want to continue to find people that are just as passionate about the WWE product as we are.”
While the latest NXT 2.0 iteration focused heavily on utilizing very new wrestlers as previously discussed elsewhere in the interview by Michaels, the Black and Gold version of the brand focused heavily on those with existing wrestling experience.
After two weeks of pre-taped editions airing after the announcement that NXT was dropping the 2.0, the developmental brand is back live on Tuesday.
We’ll have to wait and see what is in store for the future of NXT! You can catch NXT live on Tuesdays at 8pm EST on USA network.
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