Bruce Prichard: I Never Wrote An Episode Of WWE NXT
Prichard has refuted reports that he became more involved with NXT last year
Bruce Prichard addressed the numerous backstage changes in WWE during the most recent edition of his Something to Wrestle With podcast.
While the current Executive Director of Raw and SmackDown expressed excitement at the present landscape within WWE, he did take the opportunity to address reports that he and Vince McMahon became more involved with NXT when the third brand became NXT 2.0 in September 2021.
According to Prichard, he never had anything to do with the creative direction of NXT.
"I do have to say, because it's something people, even internally, have come to me with and made comments about...that I was writing NXT. I never said a word. You know what else I never did? I never wrote one NXT show in the history of my existence. I'm a fan of NXT, I love NXT. Shawn Michaels recently came out and talked about how, 'It's been me [Shawn], it's been me since day one'.
"Shawn has done a tremendous job of grabbing NXT by the horns and doing what he's done. I love Shawn Michaels to death. The fact that Shawn finally came out and said, 'What are you guys talking about?' to those pundits out there, the dirtsheet writers who reported as fact, not, 'hey rumors are', no, they reported as fact, that I had been involved in NXT.
"The fact of the matter is, they were 100% just fabricated lies. From where? I don't know. Now that they've heard it from two different sources who were actually there and would actually know, they should probably consider their sources, or just stop making things up. I just found it so funny when, in an interview, with so many different things going on, Shawn said, 'I'm gonna comment on that', just because so many people were dying on that soapbox and wanted to have my head. Those that want my head are going to want my head, have it at. I love what I do, I love where I'm at, what I'm doing, with whom I do it with.
"Get over it. It's not all about what you think you perceive. Reality is reality and perception can be reality too, but when your reality is based on the perception that you have no idea about, it's just wrong".
Shawn Michaels confirmed during an interview in August that Prichard and McMahon were not directly involved with NXT and that anything fans saw on television was 'on him'.