Due to the effects of the global pandemic, WWE has been forced to release large numbers of superstars and insiders over the past two years. The simultaneous rise of All Elite Wrestling has certainly not helped the federation of Vince McMahon, whose stale product has alienated numerous spectators.
The operation at the heart of Triple H prompted the WWE management to renew NXT, which has taken on new characteristics and is increasingly distant from the initial idea of The Game. Recently, the Stamford-based company released Brian 'Road Dogg' James.
The latter was part of the creative team of NXT along with William Regal, Samoa Joe and Shawn Michaels, with the task of helping young talent to grow. It is impossible not to mention the dismissal of Regal, who still wanted to thank WWE for the 21 years they spent together.
A guest on the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, Dutch Mantell expressed an interesting opinion on how NXT has changed in recent months.
Triple H founded NXT
“I think Vince McMahon and his executives have decided to go their own way.
They want to take creative control of NXT. Triple H is far away right now and his creature is totally different from how he left her. In addition to the product being reformed, several members of his team have been turned away.
It's as if Vince McMahon wants to start over," explained Mantell. Dutch also returned to talk about the renewal of Kevin Owens, who seemed to be moving into AEW. “KO has been in WWE for several years, so he's got used to that system and that environment by now.
The neighbour's grass is not necessarily greener than yours. WWE will never fail, despite all the rumors that have been circulating in recent months. I don't think All Elite Wrestling will fail either, but WWE certainly offers him more long-term chances.
In addition, the Stamford federation has far more influence in Hollywood and in the advertising industry than the AEW." Number one is the CEO of WWE, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, who also happens to be the father-in-law of Triple H.
Most likely, VKM would tell him in a very non-clam tone, "You're a madman! I don't care how great you feel. You're the father of my grandchildren damn it! I won't let it happen and that's the end of this discussion.
I don't care how you are feeling. You scared us all a few months ago with your health issues. No RAW, SmackDown, or NXT for you. The answer is no! Now get out of my office!"