Next week, WWE NXT is set to witness a thrilling turnaround. The one and only Becky Lynch, an acclaimed main roster star, is scheduled to make an awe-inspiring return to her former wrestling arena. The promise of her challenge against Tiffany Stratton for the NXT Women’s Championship has fans on the edges of their seats already.
Moreover, this isn’t an isolating incident. It’s a growing pattern of wrestling stars from the main roster booking a ticket back to WWE’s developmental brand. This strategy has positively impacted NXT’s TV ratings, attracting viewers who are keen to see the mixing of wrestling worlds. Zelina Vega, another esteemed wrestling star, expressed her support for this approach in a recent discussion with Ten Count.
“To create an engaging and stronger third brand, the blend of wrestling worlds is a tactical move… And when you bring in surprises and shake things up, it becomes an exhilarating experience for the viewers. They learn to expect the unexpected,” Vega articulated.
Interestingly, no member from the Latino World Order (LWO) has retraced their steps to NXT following promotions to the main roster. Yet, certain wrestlers like Ava Raine, a familiar face to Vega since childhood, are catching her eye. Further revealing her interest, she mentioned, “Jakara Jackson and the recent endeavors are incredibly exciting. It would be an interesting team-up with Jackson, Noam Dar, or even Bea Priestley. Each of them possesses amazing talent that can be beneficial for a great match-up.”
Vega’s difficulty in picking a favorite underlines the high caliber of talent presently featured in NXT. And with wrestling stars like Lynch heading back to the developmental brand, the heated anticipation and ever-increasing viewership are unarguable.
For this transcription, all credits go to Ten Count, with a hearty hat-tip to Wrestling Inc.