The WWE roster is bigger than every nowadays, with the brand split coming back into effect two years ago it meant more time for characters to be developed and stars to be created.
And then when you factor the hour of NXT television you get every week, there's never been a better time to be showcasing your talents under the WWE banner.
No less than 56 current main roster superstars have been regulars on NXT programming, which makes the likelihood of a call-up for a current star at Full Sail very highly if you're doing the right things.
Whether they're Performance Center graduates with no past experience like Baron Corbin, The Authors of Pain and Chad Gable, or seasoned independent veterans like Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura or Samoa Joe, NXT has really helped wrestlers hone their craft before jumping to the 'big leagues'.
It's also become a huge brand of its own, proven at Survivor Series weekend when over 13,000 people attended NXT TakeOver: War Games 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The most recent superstar to make the transition from Orlando to worldwide was Drew McIntyre, who was re-introduced as Dolph Ziggler's muscle - but has come out of the shadows to be built up as a legitimate main event threat - as shown by the beating he gave Kurt Angle in Manchester.
Lars Sullivan we know is already primed to join either Raw or SmackDown Live after recent vignettes.
And judging by reports, we could be seeing another call-up very soon indeed.
As told by Dave Meltzer on his Wrestling Observer Radio show, per Ringside News, the journalist 'keeps hearing' that former NXT Champion Aleister Black is being considered to be in-line to make the jump.
It wouldn't be a shock whatsoever as Black has been putting on killer matches since his debut in 2017, but he still has unfinished business with Tommaso Ciampa.
You could probably expect a match at TakeOver: Phoenix for Ciampa's title, and a loss for Black would almost certainly mean he's making the move to the red or blue brand.
There's so much mystique surrounding the Black character, and you'd hope that despite not being the biggest, his skill set and aura would propel him to big things.
But as we've seen with several call-ups, they can lose their momentum pretty quickly - and let's not hope Black is one of those.
GiveMeSport interviewed Black earlier in 2018 whilst the NXT roster performed at Download Festival in the United Kingdom - you can check that out below to see more of what Black is really about.
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