Jim Cornette has some harsh words for WWE NXT.
Longtime professional wrestling promoter, producer, and on-screen personality, WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Cornette isn’t one known to mince words. This time, Cornette took aim at WWE’s developmental brand, NXT 2.0.
According to Cornette, the ‘issues’ with NXT began roughly one-year ago, when the company switched the brand’s production up from their customary black and gold era and transitioned into their new, modern-look in the form of NXT 2.0.
Cornette explained his issues with the current state of WWE NXT during the latest episode of his ‘Jim Cornette Experience‘ podcast:
“I decided because of the the buzz the report that they are trying to fix the sabotage on NXT I thought I’ll check into NX. We enjoyed that programme, until one year ago last week, when they changed it to a Nickelodeon Game Show and did the psychedelic colours and the you know, unicorn vomit and whole nine yards and took away all the good talent changed everybody’s name and generally sh*t all over the whole thing.
Well, now it’s a year later, and they celebrated the one year anniversary of NXT 2.0. by admitting not in so many words, but by admitting they’ve made a mistake and taken away the logo and all the colours and the 2.0 business and going back to just NXT with now instead of a black and gold, a black and white and gold logo. So, and I heard that Shawn Michaels was the one that made the announcement that they were ever changing and ever evolving. They’d always be there, blah, blah, blah.
So, well, I’ll see what they’ve done. And I even actually suggested that you in your busy schedule, Brian watched some of this. And you did watch some of it. And I guess maybe we watched the wrong week, we picked the wrong week to quit sniffing raw because they changed the programme at the end. And the programme that they presented before the end of this thing was the same NXT that we’ve been laughing at.
So, I guess they got it out of their system. Right. But should we briefly run through the things that they presented to the people, the people under the guise of a of a wrestling programme, and at least establish it can’t get any worse? It’s got to get better from here, whatever they’re going to do to it. Whatever changes they’re gonna make. It’s got to be better than this. Right? Well, you already mentioned the logo, right?”
However, Cornette might be happy to find out that during the 9/14 episode of NXT 2.0, it was heavily teased that the brand would be reverting back to black and gold.
TJR’s report on the latest episode of WWE NXT can be found by clicking here.