WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently spoke about the year-long NXT 2.0 experiment and WWE recently reverting back to the Black and Gold iteration of the brand.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, the WWE legend revealed that he believes it is WWE’s attempt to gain back the fans they lost following the change to 2.0. Last week’s WWE NXT 2.0 anniversary episode saw the “paint splashed” logo replaced with a new white and gold emblem. Many believe this to be a call back to the old Black and Gold era of NXT.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the NXT logo rebrand: “I even heard SmackDown feels like the old NXT now. For years, if you were a pro wrestler, your ultimate goal was to get to WWE, and AEW has now come along… I think that’s what they’re striving for is to make people gravitate to that logo again.”
On NXT needing to stay as a developmental brand: “I always thought NXT should be that breeding ground, that camp where you get guys ready to come up to the next level — the Bron Breakkers.”