New Rule Applied To WWE Developmental Wrestlers


Following NXT 2.0 unveiling an improved logo on its 13 September broadcast, it’s said that WWE will be implementing further changes, both on-screen and behind the scenes.

NXT officially ditched the colourful logo following the one-year anniversary of NXT 2.0 on 13 September, reverting to a new version of the black-and-gold logo. In essence, this marked the conclusion of that era, with a new one kicking off on the brand’s latest broadcast.

This will be accompanied by further changes to the brand, per Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Meltzer notes that with NXT officially ridding itself of its ‘2.0’ moniker, current and future developmental performers will have a limited amount of time to become “good enough” before their future is decided:

“NXT has officially dropped the 2.0 out of the name of the show as of this week’s television show. There is also a doctrine in NXT, it was said to be a new rule but he may be a strong recommendation as opposed to being a hard-and-fast rule, that everyone who is signed from this point forward, as well as those who have started out, has two years to become “good enough” to make NXT television or they will be cut. It was noted that a lot of people right now are “on the clock”.”

How strict WWE adheres to this rule remains to be seen. The last batch of NXT releases occurred on 29 April, with established stars such as Dakota Kai, Dexter Lumis, and Harland let go, as well as rising prospects like Persia Pirotta, Draco Anthony, and Sanjana George.

Launched on 14 September 2021, NXT 2.0 saw the introduction of a new set and presentation at the WWE Performance Center, as the next generation of WWE Superstars began to make their presence. Bron Breakker, The Creed Brothers, and Cora Jade are among those who’ve succeeded throughout this period.