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WWE NXT cuts led by Vince McMahon, changes coming to brand

The recent round of WWE NXT cuts were made by Vince McMahon, Bruce Prichard and John Laurinaitis and more changes are coming to the brand, according to Dave Meltzer on Saturday's Wrestling Observer Radio.

Meltzer said that Paul Levesque and Shawn Michales had nothing to do with the Friday night cuts that saw thirteen talents released including Bronson Reed, Bobby Fish and Mercedes Martinez.

Meltzer said the mentality is that NXT is going to change in some ways, likely going back to the earlier days of developmental with getting talent that are younger, bigger and that could someday main event at WrestleMania.

"The feeling is that they lost the war (with AEW) and are getting back to it (younger and bigger)," Meltzer said, adding there are divisive opinions with key decision makers as to what wrestling is. Right now, the side of younger and bigger has McMahon's ear.

"The wording is 'no more midgets, no one starting in their 30s and people who can be box office attractions and main characters'," Meltzer said.