WWE wants to change the NXT brand in a big way and Vince McMahon is setting off with a new vision for the black and gold brand. They are not looking for shorter wrestlers over thirty, in fact, they have taken to releasing people who match that description. Triple H is getting the blame for losing the Wednesday Night War, and this also reportedly led to Karrion Kross’ disappointing treatment on the red brand.
The NXT Champion already appears on the RAW roster, so he was essentially called up already. He hasn’t received the best treatment on the red brand so far as he lost to Jeff Hardy and Keith Lee. The plan for for Kross to continue that losing streak, but Hardy’s COVID-19 situation caused a change of plans.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Karrion Kross’ losses on RAW and Dakota Kai’s loss to Aliyah on Main Event are a direct result of Vince McMahon’s negative attitude toward the NXT brand.
This toxicity led to Karrion Kross, the NXT champion, losing twice on Raw while NXT was building him as unstoppable and having run through the roster for a showdown with Samoa Joe, and then Dakota Kai, who is challenging for the women’s championship at the next Takeover, losing a match taped for Main Event this week to Aliyah.
NXT fans are not happy about this decision, but they should be used to Vince McMahon dropping the ball with former NXT Champions in the past. A couple of those former NXT Champions are even in AEW now, because WWE had nothing for guys like Malakai Black and Andrade El Idolo.
We’ll have to see what is in the future for the black and gold brand, but there are certainly a lot of changes going down.
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