Trick Williams has been making waves in WWE, particularly in NXT, where he’s quickly risen as one of the brand’s top babyfaces through his compelling storyline with Carmelo Hayes.

Despite talks about potentially moving Williams up to the main roster in the upcoming WWE draft, NXT sources indicate via Fightful Select that, unless there’s a last-minute change, he won’t be drafted to RAW or SmackDown. However, main roster officials remain enthusiastic about Williams’ potential.

When asked why Williams isn’t heading to the main roster, it’s revealed that he’s planned to be a focal point of NXT programming post-draft. Additionally, there have been pitches for a summer feud with Dijak, although its status is uncertain due to Dijak’s contract situation.

Williams has long been viewed as a future star by NXT officials, with talents describing him as a quick learner and an exceptional talent to work with. Interestingly, Williams’ popular theme music is actually stock music that wasn’t being used at the time of his debut.


Despite his impending challenge for the NXT Title on the Spring Breakin’ edition of NXT, Williams faces a high-stakes scenario—if he loses, he’ll be forced to leave NXT.

Main roster staff have had their eye on Williams for years, noting his progression from working dark matches on Smackdown in 2021 to being brought back for Main Event matches by late 2022. He’s reportedly well-received backstage and has been featured on Raw or Smackdown about once a quarter for matches or segments.

Both NXT and main roster sources believe Williams hasn’t plateaued yet and that his time as the face of NXT could further elevate him in the eyes of fans and decision-makers alike.

What are your thoughts on Trick Williams’ journey in WWE, particularly his rise as one of NXT’s top babyfaces and the potential for his future on the main roster? Do you agree with the decision to keep him in NXT post-draft, focusing on him as a central figure in the brand’s programming? Share your opinions on Trick Williams’ career trajectory and potential feuds in the comments below!

Steve Carrier

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