Former three times WWE NXT North American champion Johnny Gargano recently commented on what sets NXT apart from other promotions. Along with Gargano, there are many other NXT stars who claimed NXT to be the best show right now.
When NXT started it looked more like a reality show. It was more of an alternative to WWE Tough Enough. But from 2012 WWE started to use NXT as their development territory. The NXT produced some of the biggest names of WWE right now such as Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Big E, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and many more.
Johnny Gargano Reveals What Makes NXT Different From Other Promotions
After a number of years, WWE started to use NXT as their third brand and it has been started to be treated as a primary brand of WWE. Wrestlers from the main roster started to go to NXT. Even Charlotte Flair challenged Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women’s Championship after winning Royal Rumble match last year. NXT is no longer a development territory only.
But Vince McMahon does not make any kind of Creative decisions for the NXT. Only takes the control of Monday Night RAW and Friday Night Smackdown. It has also been cleared on various different occasions that Vince is very happy with the progress of NXT.
The former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano recently spoke with Busted Open Radio where he commented on what makes NXT apart from other promotions. He said;
“I’ve said for years I firmly believe in our locker room, especially if you look at the 2018-19 era of NXT. I would have put our locker room up against any locker room in the world. I think what separates from the show perspective is the creative freedom, especially for a guy like me and a guy like Adam Cole – guys like that who have earned the trust.
“They’re gonna go to us and say, ‘How can we make this better? Do you have any ideas you can go for?’ A lot of the stuff you’re seeing on TV with The Way right now, as horrifying as it is to say, it’s kind of from my brain.
“The Johnny Gargano you’re seeing on TV right now is as close to the real Johnny Gargano as you’re gonna get. It’s funny because when you look at me, you see the relatable underdog. You know that of me. But when you’re seeing on TV right now is the most authentic. I think that just comes from the freedom to be able to go out there and do what I love and give you me.”
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