5 Raw Superstars who could move to NXT
Remember when the likes of Cesaro and Zack Ryder combined their roles on WWE’s main roster with brief stints in NXT?
“The Swiss Cyborg” had one of the brand’s greatest rivalries when he feuded with Sami Zayn in 2013-14, while “The Long Island Iced Z” remained a singles competitor on Raw and SmackDown while he tagged with Mojo Rawley in developmental.
Well, Triple H recently revealed in an interview with NBC Sports that more and more Superstars could start to switch between WWE and NXT. He said a move to the development brand should not be seen as a demotion, just that they’d be “competing in a different environment”.
With that in mind, this article looks at five current superstars from the Raw roster who would benefit from a move – and, in most cases, a return – to NXT.
#5 Bo Dallas
Bo Dallas showed just how good he is as an in-ring performer during the early years of NXT when he held the brand’s championship for a then-record 280 days between May 2013 and February 2014.
While he’s had more television time recently on Raw since aligning with The Miz and becoming part of his Miztourage, it’s fair to say things haven’t gone anywhere near as well for Bo on the main roster as they did when he was main-eventing shows in developmental.
As Triple H said, a move back to NXT would not necessarily be a demotion for Superstars and it should be seen as a fresh platform to rebuild characters and careers before being brought back up to Raw and SmackDown Live.
In Bo’s case, it would see him return to a stage where he succeeded in the past and where he already has a large number of fans who either love him or hate him.