Shawn Michaels Takes Responsibility For NXT 2.0, Says Vince McMahon Didn’t Have Time For The Brand

Shawn Michaels takes responsibility for NXT 2.0’s content.

Many people have expected a vast change in presentation across WWE now that Vince McMahon is no longer involved with WWE’s creative process. However, NXT 2.0 remains widely the same as prior, with more focus being put on RAW and SmackDown changing than the developmental brand.

Speaking to Graham “GSM” Matthews of Bleacher Report, Shawn Michaels stated Vince didn’t have time for WWE’s third brand.

“When Hunter first left, it became all me, and certainly from a television standpoint,” Michaels said. “Matt Bloom is the head coach and takes care of everything from the PC training standpoint, but when it came to NXT 2.0 television, that’s something myself and my team took over creatively. I know a lot of people thought Vince and Bruce were doing that. I can promise you, they did not have the time to do NXT television. If it’s good or if it’s bad, that’s on me.

“It’s been a huge joy to run that show and work with these talents. Again, everyone was put in a real tough position, we all were, but that’s where you learn to do things in WWE. That, to me, is a form of talent development, which is understanding that things can always change … around here and you have to adjust to that. The show always goes on. It was trial by fire for a lot of us, but it’s been an absolutely fantastic experience.”

Shawn Michaels to Bleacher Report

Time will tell how NXT 2.0 will continue to change under Shawn Michaels’ creative direction.

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