Re: Report: More main roster talent to join NXT
I definitely think it's a step down in world wide exposure. It's seen as demotion and in the eyes of non NXT fans, as a failure of said persons main roster run. Sure the talent will be paid the same and will probably have better matches, but they probably get hit on merch sales and will be seen by more a cult following.
I'm surprised Balor took the step down, something must be up there for him to take a step down to a smaller audience.
If I had to chose names that would probably do a year in NXT to help that brand.
Ali- Not doing much right now. Be a good babyface for NXT and can have great matches and would get more screentime with NXT.
Andrade- A talented lad but someone who's stuck in limbo on the main roster, maybe a year or so away and a run in NXT might help him.
Asuka- She's someone who's probably sadly reached her heights with WWE. If she's happy with her lot, and getting paid the same money she does on the main roster. HHH is clearly her main supporter. She could be a good addition in NXT.
Buddy Murphy- A heel run in NXT and maybe as a champ could be good for this talented performer.
Cesaro- A bit like Asuka, probably reached his heights in WWE. If he's happy with his lot and getting paid the same as he would on the main roster. He probably have a better chance for success on NXT.
Ember Moon- She's someone who's got a ceiling in WWE, they won't ever push her to the top. Could be a good addition to the women's division in NXT.
Kairi Sane- It's clear her main roster run has been a flop. They don't rate her. She's someone who has never really felt like a big deal since she joined WWE. But at least NXT gave a shit about her, a feud with Io could be their female version of Gargano/Ciampa. NXT crowd loved her. I think she's someone who as long as you give her a main roster wage who happily do NXT.
Sami Zayn- Someone who just feels there on the main roster. Could do with a run in NXT. You know he have great matches.
Samoa Joe- a bit like Sami Zayn.
Kevin Owens- he wouldn't be a massive loss to main roster as besides the Shane feud, he's barely ever used.
If I was a betting man out of the names I mentioned who I could see taking a step down, i put in bold.
I think Owens would seem as a big coup for NXT. Asuka is just at that point for me personally that her career in WWE is on the wind down. Samoa Joe feels like he's on the last leg of his career. Cesaro is never going to get above mid card on the main roster, would be better suited for NXT. I think those names could perk up some interest for NXT.