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NXT Superstars No Longer Consider WWE Main Roster Jump As ‘Level Up’

WWE NXT will be making its grand debut on the USA Network next week and fans are excited to see how things play out for the yellow-and-black brand post-September 18.

With the mega USA Network television deal, NXT is no longer being perceived as the alternative to Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live.

Instead, the developmental brand is now the third stand-alone force under WWE’s wing besides RAW and SmackDown. And this could likely be the reason why several NXT talents are no longer interested on getting called-up to the main roster.

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During a recent interview with Sporting News, 4th annual Andre The Giant Memorial winner Mojo Rawley revealed that he is aware of NXT Superstars who don’t have the desire to make the once-coveted jump to RAW or SmackDown.

“They are as unique as it comes and that’s why they’ve been upgraded to this platform. Then, NXT was essentially a stepping stone, an opportunity to showcase what you’ve got with the only goal to get to the main roster.” 

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Starting October 18, NXT will become a 2-hour live program, going head to head with AEW’s TNT show on Wednesday nights.

“Now, there’s guys on NXT that have no desire to move to ‘RAW’ or ‘SmackDown’ because a lot of people don’t consider moving to ‘RAW’ or ‘SmackDown’ a vertical move anymore. A lot of people now consider it a horizontal move.”

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The upcoming WWE vs AEW could be another reason why NXT talents want to continue in the yellow-and-black brand.

AEW’s primary rival is NXT, and the competition will, in turn, allow Superstars like Adam Cole, Matt Riddle, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Shayna Baszler, Candice LeRae (just name them!) to gain greater exposure, become even bigger box-office draws and achieve main roster stardom in the process.


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