WWE has been booking NXT Superstars to work on recent episodes of WWE Main Event for various reasons. While these wrestlers have yet to be called to the main roster, several are rumored for spots, perhaps as soon as the 2023 WWE Draft.
It has also been reported that WWE officials were "pleased" with the buzz that the NXT talents have gained while working the Main Event tapings, both for themselves and the show in general. According to sources from Fightful Select, the NXT Superstars are being booked for Main Event to be evaluated by central roster officials, add intrigue to the show, and give the wrestlers experience in front of larger non-Florida TV crowds.
This opportunity also allows officials to see how the NXT stars work on main roster TV and evaluate the upcoming talents in working with veterans. It is important to note that the WWE Main Event bookings do not indicate that a main roster call-up is being considered, but good performance can go a long way.
Lists of NXT Stars on WWE Main Event
The list of NXT Superstars featured on WWE Main Event since early October includes some of the most prominent names in NXT. Current NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes has appeared twice, along with current NXT Women's Champion Indi Hartwell, current NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn, Bron Breaker, Axiom, Andre Chase, Fallon Henley, Kiana James (three times), Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen, Von Wagner (four times), Cameron Grimes, Duke Hudson (twice), Wendy Choo (twice), Xyon Quinn, JD McDonagh, Grayson Waller, Zoey Stark (three times), Joe Gacy (twice), Edris Enofe and Malik Blade (twice), Trick Williams (twice), Katana Chance, The Creed Brothers with Ivy Nile, Damon Kemp, Tony D'Angelo, Charlie Dempsey (twice), Odyssey Jones (twice), Rip Fowler with Jagger Reid, Dante Chen, Nathan Frazer, Elektra Lopez, Tyler Bate, Eddy Thorpe, and Cora Jade.
The NXT Superstars featured on WWE Main Event can showcase their skills and gain exposure to a larger audience. It is an opportunity for them to be evaluated by main roster officials and to learn from the veterans they work with. While there is no guarantee that they will be called to the main roster, a strong performance can help their chances.