NXT is ready for more changes
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 5771
In the last episode of NXT, dedicated to the special episode of Roadblock, WWE wanted to stage a sensational event, with Dolph Ziggler, now a veteran athlete on the main roster, who went on to snatch the title of absolute champion of NXT, beating the competition of the champion Bron Breakker and that of Tommaso Ciampa, an athlete with whom Ziggler had opened a feud a few weeks ago.
After months without a title to his side, Ziggler thus becomes the absolute champion of the WWE show at over 40 years, with the thing that has left the fans of the WWE Universe quite amazed, who expected everything except a titled victory of the Show Off of the company.
Obviously, this victory represents a new step forward for the third roster of the federation, with the idea of the management that is to bring its young talent further and further forward, alongside more famous and more experienced athletes.
Other changes on NXT
As revealed by Bryan Alvarez in the latest episode of the Wrestling Observer newsletter, it seems that WWE's intention is to continue to have wrestlers on the main roster appear on NXT, as will happen recently with The Miz.
Regarding this matter, Alvarez stated: "Yes, we'll see how they move. I mean, the big thing is this. The strategy for building the development sector is to have Raw stars on the show almost every week plus the young talent show up on Monday through Tuesday.
They didn't record an angle during the show, but they laid the groundwork, you know, Miz will be there with Dolph Ziggler. No Bron Breakker. Bron Breakker and Ciampa were supposed to be on the show this weekend. Breakker was on the weekend shows.
Ciampa instead worked tonight on Monday's shows, but he was in the Main Event, he wasn't on Raw, so they made this swap." According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, the utilization of RAW Superstars on NXT 2.0 is being done to build the brand up in the eyes of the WWE Universe.
"Yep, we’ll see how that does. I mean, that’s the big thing. The strategy to build the developmental brand is to have a star from Raw on the show almost every week and to plug that on Monday to build to Tuesday. They didn’t shoot any angle on the show, but they did plug, Miz being there with Dolph Ziggler.
No Bron Breakker. Bron Breakker and [Tommaso] Ciampa, they were supposed to be on the weekend [house] shows. Breakker was on the weekend shows. Ciampa worked today’s show, but he was on Main Event, he was not on Raw, so they’ve been around."