• Young Bucks React To Vince McMahon’s New Plan For NXT
While Friday’s episode of SmackDown was going on, WWE released a dozen NXT wrestlers.
According to PWInsider, there are plans to rebrand the whole NXT brand:
“There has been lots of talk internally of major changes for the NXT brand including a new logo, new lighting, a focus on younger talents and a different format to the TV shows. This housecleaning appears to be part of those changes.”
The Wrestling Observer added that WWE plans on getting rid of those wrestlers from NXT who are over 30 years of age and are cruiserweights, as they plan on focusing on guys who can be the next larger than life mainstream star:
“No more midgets, no one starting in their 30s. They want people who can be box office attractions and main characters.”
This decision has been made by WWE CEO Vince McMahon, not Triple H (who books NXT).
Former NXT wrestler Asher Hale (age 36, 5-foot-10, 180 lbs), who was recently released from WWE, confirmed this rebranding report by mentioning the following in the statement that he posted after his release:
“I know there is nothing I could have done to make things turn out any different. There is a shift happening, within the company, and I no longer fit what they are looking for.”
AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson, who are also EVPs in AEW) wrote the following in their Twitter bio after reading this report:
“Very tall. Not in our 30’s.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 8, 1993) – WCW Main Event
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW Fall Brawl 1993” PPV.
The card can be found below:
The Hollywood Blonds vs. Erik Watts & Scott Studd
Davey Boy Smith vs. Big Sky
Rick Rude vs. Davey Rich
Dustin Rhodes vs. Cuban Top Gun
Ricky Steamboat vs. Steven Regal