WWE creative member Stephen Guerrieri is the lead writer behind the NXT shows. Ryan Ward was the main writer before Guerrieri. Guerrieri has Hollywood experience with past work including the Rachel Ray show and Food Network shows.
For those wondering where KENTA’s new name Hideo Itami came from. The first name comes from MLB pitcher Hideo Nomo and the last part of the name apparently has something to do with the Naruto Manga name.