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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Small town Saskatchewan
Re: What's the proper way to bring up NXT talent?
It just comes down to being consistent and not taking two steps back after taking one step forward. And I'm not limiting this to NXT talent being brought up, I'm talking main roster stars too.
Hell, look at Roman Reigns himself. And before you all scoff and dismiss this, here are the facts for you. The guy may have retired THE FUCKING UNDERTAKER in the main event of Wrestlemania, and yet his next PPV win wasn't until five months later in September against Cena. And then from there, just 24 hours later and once again after a huge win in a blockbuster match, he's laid out at the end of Raw against, of all people, the fucking Miztourage.
I'm not saying someone should go on a pinning spree just to look good because that doesn't do the rest of your roster any favors, but again, it's just that consistency I'm talking about. Move forward and help talents build momentum instead of throwing stumbling blocks in front of them.
But as it relates to NXT talent, I'm a fan of video packages and vignettes, and they don't get used nearly enough these days to signal the arrival of new talent to the main roster brands. An exception to that would be Asuka; the way they advertised her impending arrival to Raw was well done, and by the time she debuted at TLC, the audience reacted like they were seeing a superstar right out of the gate and were drawn into what she does in the ring.