In recent months and years, we have seen several main roster Superstars appear again, (or even for the first time), in the NXT rings, although their names have also become quite prominent on the main roster, such as Charlotte Flair, Kevin Owens, Matt Riddle, Finn Balor and AJ Styles.
The last is the athlete who last landed on the rings of the WWE color show, with his feud with Grayson Waller that saw them engaged both on the television screens of the Tuesday night show of the Stamford company, which on Monday Night Raw, where the NXT athlete made a brief appearance, only to annoy the Phenomenal One, at the time still feuding with its former tag team partner, Omos.
AJ Styles opens up on NXT
In his latest speech to the microphones of Out of Character, with Ryan Satin, former WWE Champion AJ Styles wanted to tell fans how the idea of seeing him participate in an NXT show was born, with his presence that was certainly unusual for a program like the one on Tuesday evening.
To the microphones of his interview, the Phenomenal One said: "It wasn't really a surprise because let's just say it was me who called her. I thought it would be a good idea to bring guys like me down to NXT and said, 'This is what we do on Raw and Smackdown so when you come there will be no surprises, nothing, this is what you have to expect, these are the rules, however, things are a little different at NXT, but you always end up going there.'
We were talking about the guys who dreamed of doing something... when they say 'Nah, we don't want to do this' you destroy their dream and also their confidence with the business. I don't want this to happen.
I know how bad it can hurt. I was in WCW and was there for a couple of months, until my dreams were shattered. Best thing that ever happened to me because I wasn't ready for WWE at the time. I don't want it to happen again and I don't want to see it happen again.
If they're not ready, we'll keep them down there until they're ready. It is up to them to make progress or not. I just don't want them to be called to the main roster, perhaps too soon, to be sent home."
The former WWE Champion acknowledged that he was not ready to be in either WCW or WWE at the time, so he was happy at how things went. He felt that the timing wasn't right for him to be on either WCW or WWE at that point in his career.
"I had a contract so I knew I'd be coming back for a couple more matches. Now, I didn't know WCW was going to go out of business. That sucked for me. But it is what it is and things happen for a reason. I wasn't ready to be in WCW and I sure as heck wasn't ready to be in WWE so I'm glad that things happened the way they did. I'm happy for the experience but the timing wasn't right."