Real Reason Vince McMahon Revamped WWE NXT

Published 10/17/2021, 4:00 AM EDT


Vince McMahon always gives special attention to young talents on NXT so that they can join the WWE main roster. WWE wants to boost NXT superstars to the main roster with new talents for RAW and SmackDown. 

Many NXT stars are vying for a spot on the main roster. New talents at the performance center are getting ready to make their debut and are working towards the same. NXT 2.0 has recently introduced new superstars to the company and a new era is coming where NXT will have content similar to ‘the attitude era.’

It transferred some NXT superstars to RAW and SmackDown at the WWE Draft. Aliyah, Ridge Holland, Austin Theory, Hit Row, and Xia Li are the newest members on the main roster.

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WWE to push New Talents the Main Roster

The reason behind this change in NXT and Vince McMahon pushing younger talent is due to the state of the main roster. McMahon knows there are many top stars in the main roster who are above 40 and won’t be at the top for very long.

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In a recent talk on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said WWE is “very much aware” of that fact. He stated that WWE has many wrestlers who are 40 years of age or older and are still the big players in the main roster.

This fact is reportedly one of the reasons for NXT’s recent attitude shift. WWE firmly believes in developing young talents into the main lineup and preparing them for RAW and SmackDown. Aliyah, Ridge Holland, Austin Theory, Hit Row, and Xia Li are the newest members on the main roster.

Meltzer said, “They are very much cognizant of the idea that they got a lot of 40-year-olds on the main roster and that’s one of the reason why NXT has changed so much.”

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Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

“They feel that they got to get some guys in their 20s and get them ready for the main roster. They are aware, it’s not like they are in denial…I think that they are blaming the old — whatever it is, the fact that NXT was loaded with guys in their 30s.”

Some Superstars ignored for a major push

WWE seems to get much more interesting after a roster change. And giving a major push to certain young superstars will help them establish their impression on the fans.

However, it should not be ignored that the company does not give few aged superstars an opportunity to compete for a major title shot. And the age factor could be a reason behind this. Jeff Hardy is one such superstar.

After the United States Championship, Hardy is engaged in brawls with the Austin Theory. Therefore, many believe that even though everyone knows how good Hardy is, he is not getting the push because of his age.

Also, NXT superstar Santos Escobar’s age has fueled rumors that he will not be called up to the main team. Despite claims that WWE is looking for their next big star and the Mexican star is a fantastic performer.

Now with NXT 2.0, WWE has many options for the main roster transfer. Therefore, will this help Vince in finding the future face for the company? Let us know what you think of the same.

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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