Kevin Owens is arguably one of the most popular Superstars in WWE currently. Before Owens made his way onto the main roster, he competed as a Superstar in NXT. He is also a former NXT Champion.
Kevin Owens recently spoke to Ryan Droste from ComicBook.com. During the interview, Owens discussed whether NXT should be a part of the WWE drafts in the future.
“They were able to draft people from an NXT, but you never saw a Raw or SmackDown superstar moved in a draft to NXT (in the past), I think that should be the case. I think we should be able to take from NXT, and NXT should be able to take from Raw and SmackDown because I think the level of competition is just as… It’s extraordinary over there. I don’t see why we wouldn’t be able to do that.”
For the time being, NXT TakeOver pay-per-views are not a part of the monthly main roster schedule in WWE. There were exceptions to this case, such as Rhea Ripley defending her NXT Women’s Title at WrestleMania 36.
Owens was asked if NXT should be included in WWE’s main roster schedule for pay-per-views.
“As far as the pay-per-views go, though, I actually don’t think NXT should be added to the current pay-per-views, because there’s already so little spots on the pay-per-views, and there’s so many guys and girls, on Raw and SmackDown, that deserve a spot. If you add the NXT on top of it, it’s going to be tricky to fit everybody, unless we go back to the six hour marathons we used to have. I think it’d be great to give them a few more TakeOvers, if that’s a possibility. I do think they should be included in the Drafts. They should be viewed as a third brand.”
Kevin Owens is currently scheduled to face off against Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship on the Christmas Day edition of Friday Night SmackDown this week.
Do you agree with Kevin Owens? Do you think RAW and SmackDown talents should be drafted to NXT during the draft? Sound off in the comments below.