The WWE's main roster may just be getting a boost soon.
If you were invested in SummerSlam week last week, you probably tuned into NXT TakeOver III: Brooklyn, which featured an NXT Title main event between champion Bobby Roode and challenger Drew McIntyre. McIntyre would win the match and dethrone Roode from the top of the NXT mountain, only to be attacked afterwards by the debuting Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish. Shortly after the attack, the last thing fans were thinking about was the title that Roode just lost, but instead the feud that would ensue between McIntyre and Cole moving forward, which should prove to be great television.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Dave Melter joined Live Audio Wrestling after SummerSlam to discuss what happened at NXT TakeOver, and noted that the attack from Cole on McIntyre was used as a distraction to take attention off Roode, because he may be making his main roster debut soon.
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Early speculation suggests that Roode will be making his debut on the SmackDown Live brand in order to help build a depthier pool of top-level heels on the blue brand. Jinder Mahal's WWE Title reign doesn't seem to be working out as well as WWE officials would have hoped, and plans to push Baron Corbin have seemed to stall out as he recently lost his Money In The Bank briefcase with an unsuccessful cash-in on SmackDown last week.
Per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, another Superstar Shake-Up is expected to take place sooner rather than later, and there is speculation that Roode could be making his main roster debut when it happens.
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Roode has worked promotions such as Global Force Wrestling (GFW) (formerly known as TNA and Impact Wrestling) and House Of Hardcore.
He won the NXT Title this past January at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio when he defeated Shinsuke Nakamura in the main event. After several successful title defenses he finally met his match against McIntyre this past weekend.
McIntyre should go on to have a successful reign himself, before the former Intercontinental Champion makes his return to the main roster.
If the rapid production of talent continues to churn out from NXT, before we all know it the WWE may have more mega-stars than they know what to do with.
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