You could argue it but you'd be wrong. Prestige is measured in the value of the brand. NXT does well under 1 million viewers a week while Raw and SmackDown do 2+ million. The fact that the people who hold it are talented is worth nothing. People aren't watching it, it's not popular. You've got to be equal to the Raw and SmackDown titles to have an equal title. Right now even the AEW titles are bigger.I could argue that the NXT women's title is one of the most untainted, prestigious titles on all of wrestling. It has almost a flawless title history. So going after that title is no demotion.
It is developmental, though, because it's not part of the main roster. It's taped out of a fucking universty. NXT is only a part of select PPV's, and they don't have equal brand representation on those PPV's. That's developmental. It's still a farm league. What do you think the name "NXT" even means? "Next". As in, future stars, not stars.And I'm getting tires of this idea that NXT is developmental. It hasn't been for several years now and especially now that they are on mainstream tv twice a week. This is literally the only thing Charlotte could do at mania that wouldn't feel stale and since she for some reason always needs a big match every year, this is the only one that makes sense