Re: How long does Gargano, Cole etc really needs to be in developmental?
I mean he's not really there to be in developmental.
He was a guy they brought in to fill out the original Dusty Rhodes Classic, brought him on the lower card because he had a good indy history, and then through their booking and his skill he becomes one of the biggest NXT stars in history.
He's there right now because he's still carrying the brand. Plus, his story for the last 2 years was the driving force of NXT. He really couldn't get called up, and I doubt Vince is salivating to get him on the main roster.
Now with Ciampa gone and Gargano losing the title, his time is coming to an end. But what I stated above is why he's been in "developmental" for 4 years.