NXT fans might be relieved hearing that Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunne will stay away from NXT creative even after its move to USA next month.
Earlier being part of the WWE Network telecast, NXT is set to go live on USA Network from 18 September. The show will also change from being a 1 hour weekly event to a 2 hours show. Although the news definitely brought a lot of joy for the die-hard NXT fans, one of the biggest concerns from fans has been to what extent Vince McMahon and other high-ranking WWE officials will be involved with the show.
The first report came from Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet who has indicated that his multiple sources in WWE have indicated that the current plan is for NXT to remain as the same show it’s been for years. And fans should not be concerned with any drastic changes being made. Wrestling Observer Newsletter has also reported that Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Television Production, will stay away with NXT.
Paul Levesque, Triple H, will remain on in charge of the brand going forward with William Regal being the General Manager. NXT will go head to head against AEW’s weekly TV show which also starts from 2 October and will air each Wednesday.
As per various reports, USA will pay from $30 to $50 millions per year to WWE for NXT. However, the price will come with the added pressure of ratings. The deal is currently slated for about 2 years.