JONAH: I Don't Particularly Enjoy WWE NXT 2.0
JONAH was released from WWE in August
The former Bronson Reed has revealed he doesn't 'particularly enjoy' WWE NXT 2.0 and find the new version of the product 'disheartening'.
Reed, know known as JONAH, was released by WWE in August and has since gone on to debut in NJPW and IMPACT Wrestling. The former North American Champion says he does occasionally tune into NXT 2.0 in order to supporting his friends in WWE but does not necessarily like what the show has become.
Speaking to Fightful, JONAH said: "I’ve watched bits and pieces. I try to support my friends like Duke Hudson, Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta, Grayson [Waller], like all the Australians, I always support those guys. And I still have other friends obviously that I made there that I always watch. But I don’t particularly enjoy it.
"I mean I understand what they’re trying to do, and the direction they’re going in,” said JONAH. “I think the thing I like least about it is, Hunter had such a vision for what NXT was. And that whole vision is just gone now, especially after [WWE NXT WarGames], with what seems to be, I don’t know, I’m not there at the moment, but it seems to be the end of black and gold, like that’s it.
"It’s just disheartening because we were so, the guys that were there for that era, were so much trying to make it that third brand and make it something different.
"But not just that’ when I was there wrestling, I’m a huge pro wrestling fan, and I love WWE, I love what they do, but I saw RAW and SmackDown as their entertainment shows and saw NXT as the pro wrestling show, and now I feel like it’s just another entertainment show."