Since taking over as WWE’s creative head in July 2022, Triple H has largely rocked the on-screen product for the main roster. But no change could be more significant than a change in the “NXT” developmental brand. The September 13 airing of “NXT 2.0” marked the one-year anniversary of the show’s colorful rebrand. However, after being signed to “NXT 2.0” on USA Network that night, “NXT” Official Twitter Account released a video that featured a new logo – similar to the one used during the brand’s “Black and Gold” era in the 2010s.
Rumors have it that this color callback signals the end of the 2.0 era for “NXT” and a return to what it once was. Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T touches on any possible changes the third WWE brand might make on him “Wrestling Reality” podcast.
The former WCW champion said, “I’ve also heard that ‘SmackDown’ sounds like the old ‘NXT’ now.” “Over the years, if you were a pro wrestler, your ultimate goal was to go to WWE, and now AEW has come along… I think that’s what they’re trying to do is make people go back to that (WWE) logo.” be attracted to it.”
Booker stated that he felt that even with the rebrand, “NXT” should remain as a developmental brand for WWE, distancing itself from the “indie style” of wrestling that was known prior to the reboot. “I always thought ‘NXT’ should be that breeding ground, the camp where you raise people to come to the next level – the Braun Breakers,” Booker said.