For the past few years, the call-up process for NXT developmental talent to the WWE main roster has been frustrating for the fans and the wrestlers themselves. Regardless of the presentation the talent’s execution has been a flop and led to being in catering or release.

Shawn Michaels, who’s been overseeing NXT from the past year, agrees with the complaints. When HBK spoke to Graham Matthews. he thinks that communication between NXT and WWE regarding the use of talent in the future.

“Someone who is someone in NXT can now move up to the main roster, be recognized as the same person, talk about coming from NXT, and perhaps blend immediately into a storyline with someone who was previously in NXT, I absolutely think that communication is clearly going to be there, those transitions should be more seamless and more comfortable, and also the readiness of the talent going up.”

Michaels revealed just how little oversight he had from Vince McMahon. That could be a surprise because of changes in NXT prior to McMahon stepping down from the company entirely.


When Hunter first left, it became all me, and certainly from a television standpoint,” Michaels said. “Matt Bloom is the head coach and takes care of everything from the PC training standpoint, but when it came to NXT 2.0 television, that’s something myself and my team took over creatively. I know a lot of people thought Vince and Bruce were doing that. I can promise you, they did not have the time to do NXT television. If it’s good or if it’s bad, that’s on me.”

“It’s been a huge joy to run that show and work with these talents. Again, everyone was put in a real tough position, we all were, but that’s where you learn to do things in WWE,” he later added when talking about his role. “That, to me, is a form of talent development, which is understanding that things can always change … around here and you have to adjust to that. The show always goes on. It was trial by fire for a lot of us, but it’s been an absolutely fantastic experience.”

Hopefully with Triple H being in charge of Talent Relations communication between the two brands inside WWE can be smooth over in terms of the development of talent. It’s all about the proper execution of talent when moving up to Raw or Smackdown.

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Andre Porter

Andre is a passionate wrestling fan and journalist with years of experience covering the WWE. He has attended numerous wrestling events and has a deep understanding of the sport. In addition to his writing, Andre is also a graduate of The University of Arts with a BFA in multimedia and enjoys film, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. He is also an avid follower of John Cena on Twitter.

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