WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin recently interviewed Sean Waltman on his podcast, The Steve Austin Show. “The Texas Rattlesnake” and “X-Pac” talked about several professional wrestling topics.
One such topic was the long-discussed comparisons between WWE’s current main roster and NXT line-up. In recent years, most NXT TakeOver events tend to outdo their successors, whose show goes down the next night. Austin offered his thoughts on the differences between WWE’s main roster and NXT:
“The thing I like about the NXT thing is it’s almost like [Waltman] said, the main roster is almost trying to cover or cater to everybody. And to me, the NXT thing is more… they are both under the same umbrella, it’s WWE, it’s sports entertainment.
“It ain’t pro wrestling anymore. Now, it’s sports entertainment officially, but in my mind, it’s still pro wrestling. And to me, NXT, yeah, it’s kind of like a throwback, and it’s all modern stuff, great lighting, great production values, everything else, but the storylines are very easy to understand and very simple.
“And, I mean, the announcers aren’t trying to go overboard trying to explain whatever’s going on.” Austin added, “sometimes when I watch the main roster stuff, it’s like they’re trying to play to so many people that the storylines get kind of convoluted.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions