More on Inaccurate Reports of NXT Production Changes; WWE Holds Meeting With Talent

— A recent story originally reported by Bryan Alvarez of stated that as part of NXT’s overhaul, the production of the show was going to fall in the hands of Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard, however since then, further reports have indicated that while there are changes at the top, neither McMahon or Prichard are assuming any hands on control of the TV product.

— In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer discussed this in more detail saying that “major decisions” such as marketing, direction of the brand and promotion of the brand are being made “outside of the NXT circle”, presumably Triple H and his team. The new NXT logo for example was created with no input from “NXT people” and the future of the division as well as the rebranding efforts are being spearheaded by Vince McMahon, Nick Khan, John Laurinaitis, Kevin Dunn and Bruce Prichard. It is not expected that any of them will be involved in the weekly booking due to time constraints but they will have a say in who they want pushed, protected and released.

— In order to quell the rumors of Vince taking over production, WWE held an internal meeting with talent and staff where they told that these internet stories were false, however, the changes at the top are a result of NXT viewership not improving from last year despite the move to unopposed Tuesday nights, while at the same time both Raw, Smackdown and Dynamite are either slightly up or way up.

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