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CHANGES TO HOW WWE NXT CREATIVE WORKS, THE CORE OF THE TEAM GOING FORWARD

By Mike Johnson on 2022-01-11 09:47:00

The internal changes to the WWE NXT brand continue.

Going forward, the NXT creative team will not be operating independently, PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources.  Before, under the Paul Levesque regime, the NXT Creative team had been autonomous in nature, operating as a separate bubble within the company.  As part of the changes made last week that unraveled that era of NXT with WWE cutting the majority of the team Levesque had assembled over the years while building the NXT brand, that will no longer be the case, at least short term.

PWInsider.com has learned the NXT Creative team has been informed that for now, they will now fall under the purview of Bruce Prichard and Christine Lubrano, directly reporting and answering to them, consistent to how the Raw and Smackdown Creative Teams each operate.   The days of NXT being a separate little pocket within WWE look to be over.

With the departures of others from the creative team, PWInsider.com has also confirmed that going forward, Johnny Russo will be heading the NXT writing team under Prichard and Lubrano's supervision.    Russo joined WWE back in October 2011 and worked on the Raw and Smackdown brand creative teams from 2015-2018 before being promoted to the role of Senior Creative Writer/Producer in August 2018.    Russo has been working on the WWE NXT creative side since August 2019 and became NXT Lead Writer in July 2020.  Since I know SOMEONE will ask this, he has no relation to Vince Russo.

Dewey Foley, the son of WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley and Anthony Golden Jr.  also remain on NXT Creative, PWInsider.com has confirmed.  Foley has been overseeing 205 Live for some time now.  Golden Jr. has been with the company since March 2021 and has a theatrical background with a Masters Degrees in acting as well as a Masters in Film and Television Production.

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