WWE's NXT brand will reportedly 'have a part to play' at WrestleMania 36

Triple H with the NXT North American Championship

As proven at Survivor Series last month, the NXT steam train has continued to gather momentum and has become an equal third brand to finally rival Raw and SmackDown.

Say whatever you want about WWE being worried about the 'All Elite Wrestling effect', but in the short-term, their decision to stage invasions every week between the three brands seems to be paying off.

Not only have NXT's weekly numbers increased and stabilised, but many more stars were made over Survivor Series weekend that could seriously step up to the main roster tomorrow.

Keith Lee rose to stardom with his performance in the men's elimination match and pinning Seth Rollins, Rhea Ripley had a crowning weekend at both WarGames and Survivor Series and Shayna Baszler toppled both Bayley and Becky Lynch in the main event Triple Threat match.

Shayna Baszler helped NXT defeat both main roster brands at Survivor Series

The event was used to prove that NXT is on a level playing field with both the red and blue brands, and it will be interesting to see if there's any more spots allocated for their stars in the men and women's Royal Rumble matches next month.

The NXT women has six spots earlier this year whilst the men only had three and you'd think there would be more to come in the 2020 edition, but potential NXT involvement at another huge WWE event has broken.

According to the reliable WrestleVotes, the NXT brand could 'have a part to play' at WrestleMania 36 in Tampa this coming April, meaning that NXT titles could be defended on the Grandest Stage of Them All.

WrestleMania 36 will be hosted in Tampa, Florida in 2020

Their stock is rising week-by-week, and if they were to have stand-alone matches on the card, then it is a testament to Triple H on how he's turned it from developmental to its own brand.

The likes of Adam Cole, Keith Lee, Pete Dunne and Tommaso Ciampa could get their WrestleMania moment in 2020, and you can't say it wouldn't be deserved.

There is the potential issue though of burnout of top NXT stars if they are competing on back-to-back nights, with TakeOver happening the evening before Mania.

But it worked for them at Survivor Series, and it'll surely pay dividends come Mania-time too.

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