Backstage News On WWE Bringing Major WWE Stars To NXT – Over the last year, WWE has used main roster stars in NXT to work with the younger stars. Wrestlers such as AJ Styles, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Johnny Gargano, R-Truth, and others have gone to NXT for this. Last week, Mustafa Ali and Baron Corbin came to NXT.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins is the latest star to do this as former NXT Champion Bron Breakker challenged Rollins, the inaugural NXT Champion, to make a return to the brand this past Tuesday on NXT for a match with them.
While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer pointed out that WWE President Nick Khan mentioned during one of his public talks a few weeks ago this is part of an ongoing strategy to make NXT a third brand and not as a developmental system.
“Actually it is, yeah. I mean the deal is, that this is a Nick Khan thing you know bring…like they had Dana Brooke, which is no big deal but still. Corbin, bring more main roster stars to NXT every week, boost the ratings and try to boost the price for a renewal from USA Network because the ratings are higher. So that’s the strategy that they’re going with. That’s why you’re going to be seeing more main roster stars and he said it a couple of weeks ago that the plan is to put more main roster stars on NXT and make it a third brand and not a developmental brand. Which is funny because [Paul “Triple H” Leveque wanted to be a third brand and they nixed him and made it a developmental brand. But that’s not a surprise. Things like they say in WWE, if there’s a new rule and it’s stupid, don’t worry because it’s all going to change. If there’s a new thing that’s good, don’t worry because it’s all going to change anyway and that’s just the nature of the beast there,” Meltzer stated.
Backstage News On WWE Bringing Major WWE Stars To NXT