WWE president and chief revenue officer Nick Khan spoke with BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani and addressed the upcoming changes to the NXT brand.
We are doing a complete revamp on NXT, led by Triple H/Paul Levesque, who is really one of the architects of the original NXT.
We want our system to be an easy system where people who want to be superstars, they know how to get to us, and we can get to them.
In terms of an NXT rebrand, look for it in the next couple of weeks. It’s going to have a whole new look. It’s going to have a whole new feel, and we believe because a lot of the ‘Indie wrestlers’ if you will, have come through our system and are in our system with SmackDown and Raw now, we don’t want to just keep doing that same thing, we want to look elsewhere for great young talent.
Khan added the look and production of the show would be changing along with “everything”.
Khan emphasized having a system in place where they can recruit high-level athletes and indicated it would be more streamlined rather than limiting their recruitment to the independent wrestling level.
It will be a stark contrast given that NXT, and the main roster itself, has been fueled by the talent that gained traction working throughout the independents and coming in at a higher level than those starting from the ground up in the system.
Earlier this week, WWE held a two-day tryout in Las Vegas and signed over a dozen talents with the tryouts overseen by Paul Levesque.
The full interview with Nick Khan is available through BT Sport: