WWE fans have been fortunate enough to witness the rapid growth of NXT, thanks to Triple H’s vision along with the fact that the company has signed some of the best the business has to offer.
Stars such as The Shield and Big E helped make the successful transition from FCW to NXT, while the brand reached new heights when the likes of Neville, Sami Zayn and the Four Horsewomen were ridiculously popular.
The growth saw WWE lure in big names like Hideo Itami, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura and many more, with the majority of them achieving great success on the main roster.
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Now, we’re looking at Bobby Roode, Drew McIntyre, Aleister Black and others who are steadying the ship in a bid to continue competing with Monday Night RAW and SmackDown LIVE.
The brand extension, draft and the superstar shake-up saw the main roster take some huge names from NXT, with many believing WWE’s third brand would eventually struggle and take two steps back as it still needs star power to be a serious competitor.
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Triple H wouldn’t be blamed for being annoyed, as he works hand-on with the NXT stars and helps develop them into some of the finest talents around when they are ready for that switch.
In the past, he hasn’t hidden his frustration at seeing some of his stars flop compared to the success they achieved on NXT, but he’s now revealed that there’s one star he told Vince McMahon he simply couldn’t take from NXT as he’d be doomed if he did.
Asuka is shattering records we didn’t even know existed as she prepares to defend the NXT Women’s Championship on Saturday night against Ember Moon, with her reign exceeding the 500-day mark in August.
Speaking to USA Today For The Win, The Cerebral Assassin admitted they he didn’t want to limit anybody’s growth, but he simply couldn’t afford to lose the 35-year-old Japanese sensation.
According to Wrestling Inc, he said: “I would never want to limit someone’s growth or their or their opportunities, but when Vince brought it up to me, I said the one person we can't afford to lose is Asuka.
“You could take everybody else you want to take – and trust me, he did – but I need her as anchor.
“If I lose her and everybody else, I'm doomed."
The Game also explained that her record-breaking title reign just goes to show how good Asuka really is.
Even though she’d be a massive loss to NXT – perhaps the biggest in history – she would be a huge addition to the main roster, whenever she's given the green light to move.
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