Shawn Michaels Touts ‘Hybrid’ Version Of NXT

5 months ago by Amanda Savage

Shawn Michaels Touts ‘Hybrid’ Version Of NXT WWE

Ahead of their own premium live event, NXT Halloween Havoc, Shawn Michaels is discussing the shift in NXT from Black and Gold to 2.0 to today.

Talking to Connor Casey of, Shawn Michaels spoke warmly about NXT.

Discussing the future iteration of NXT as the brand has departed the 2.0 era, the SVP of Talent Development Shawn Michaels said:

“I certainly don’t want to undersell anything, but I don’t know that it’s a new era where there’s a big change.

“Certainly, there was the Black and Gold, there was 2.0 and now we have, I think what I guess is a hybrid. I mean, we don’t want this NXT to really have to be defined as anything other than your NXT, to be perfectly honest.

“I don’t want this to be Hunter’s or Vince’s or even mine for that matter. This is the NXT that belongs to the men and women of NXT that come through our system and to those passionate and loyal fans that watch us some support us, to be perfectly honest.”

Elaborating on his goal with NXT, Michaels said:

“This line of work, the WWE and the wrestling business as a whole was always about fun and enjoyment and entertainment, and that’s what it’s going to get back to.

“I don’t know if that’s been missing for the last several years, but the one thing that we’re all excited about is that we are looking to kick a*s and have a great deal of fun and enjoyment for the years to come.

“And that’s honestly, I guess, I don’t know if that’s a catchphrase or if that’s a mission statement, but this is just an NXT that’s excited about developing the young men and women that are going to be the superstars, the Raw and SmackDown superstars of tomorrow.”

NXT continues to move past the colorful “NXT 2.0” iteration, having just taken on AEW Dynamite head to head again for the first time in several years.

WWE will present NXT Halloween Havoc this coming Saturday, October 23 as a premium-live-event exclusively streaming on Peacock.

You can read all about NXT Halloween Havoc by clicking here. 

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