RAW’s latest Aussie Superstars Brendan Vink and Shane Thorne have found their perfect manager in veteran MVP. The young athletes scored their first tag team victory over Cedric Alexander and Ricochet this week on the flagship show, and it’s likely that the duo would become a dominant force in the days to come.
Mike Johnson of PW Insider Elite audio reports that WWE has already penned huge plans for Vink. The 6’5″ Aussie is a long-term project in the company and certainly has all of the tools to become a top Superstar in Vince McMahon‘s book.
“Brendan Vink has been a project in the developmental territory for some time. EVOLVE had him where they were using him to build him up. He would have been given a bigger push in EVOLVE if they hadn’t been shut down.”
It’s likely for Vink and Thorne to make regular appearances on RAW going forward, but it appears that the tag team won’t last long as the EVOLVE alumni would eventually break out as the major singles star.
“The entire idea is that we’re gonna start a push for Brendan Vink.”
While it’s definitely a challenging task for WWE to build another Superstar from the ground up with zero live crowd, the fact that Vink is set to receive the same kind of treatment that reigning Universal Champion Braun Strowman received (in 2016) speaks volumes.
“I was told this is sort of the beginning of trying to make Brendan Vink a star and beginning that build toward a long-term push. One person described it to me that it was kinda like when Braun Strowman was part of the Wyatt Family when Vince McMahon saw him as a long-term project to build for the future. That’s kinda where they are with Brendan Vink to build him as a long-term project.”
For now, it’s safe to assume that Vink could indeed be the next big thing in WWE.