Current stars of NXT, as well as some alumni from the brand, have reacted to the new logo which ushers in a new black and gold era.
The former black and gold brand gave way to the multi-coloured NXT 2.0 in September 2021 with major changes to the show’s presentation and the stars appearing on it. Previous brand stalwarts such as Adam Cole, Johnny Gargano, and Tommaso Ciampa soon made way for the new generation of Bron Breakker, Carmelo Hayes, and Tony D’Angelo.
With the major changes in the company that saw Vince McMahon retire, Triple H is now the man in charge of the company’s creative direction as Chief Content Officer and it looks like that means black and gold is black for the developmental brand.
The WWE social media account shared a video of the colourful NXT 2.0 logo morphing into the new logo, notably without any mention of “2.0.”
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— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 14, 2022
Several current and former stars of the brand including the likes of Indi Hartwell and Biff Busick – known as Oney Lorcan in WWE – gave their own reactions to the move on social media.
— Indi Hartwell (@indi_hartwell) September 14, 2022
The gold is Gallus https://t.co/ykQi6JPhJS
— Gallus Wolfy (@WolfgangYoung) September 14, 2022
— BIFF BUSICK (@_starDESTROYER) September 14, 2022
2.0 was better
— 'Hysterical' Shane Haste (@ShaneTMDK) September 14, 2022
Are we still pretending Black and Gold was good? https://t.co/CwC7sVnhY8
— Grayson Waller (@GraysonWWE) September 14, 2022
The one-year anniversary of NXT 2.0 – which might turn out to be the last show under that name – saw Solo Sikoa pick up the first title of his WWE career as he defeated Carmelo Hayes to become North American Champion.