The path from NXT to the WWE main roster is littered with success stories. In the last two Wrestlemanias, including the preshows, 16 out of 21 matches have featured NXT graduates. The obvious highlights are of course the men who have been able to call themselves world – or universal – champion: Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Finn Balor and Kevin Owens. But, it is not always an easy road to the top of the WWE, and some have fallen by the wayside along the way. Sometimes they just weren’t ready to get the call up, sometimes the fans didn’t take to them, sometimes creative didn’t have the right plans in place for them. Some superstars thrive on the slow burn that NXT allows them to have, improving and connecting with the crowd slowly but surely, to the point someone can be on fire at the right time, with the right opponent – but they don’t get that chance on Raw or Smackdown. It’s a different set of rules, more demanding than ever before, more challenging, and of course they have to win over Vince McMahon working from the very bottom again. Here I take a look at ten NXT graduates who haven’t quite hit it off on the main roster. Continue reading 10 NXT Graduates Who Flopped On The Main Roster
It’s time for the second of my posts this week, this time looking at someone I believe could be a future star in the WWE. A couple of days ago I wrote about the so-called “Divas Revolution”, and for this column I’ve gone back to the place where the divas were first given the chance to shine: NXT. I’m writing about somebody who has never really been at the very top of the yellow brand, but has been thereabouts for a long time. I’m writing about Prince Pretty, The Gorgeous One, Tyler Breeze. Continue reading The NXT WWE Superstar?