WWE news: Shotzi Blackheart names the NXT star next in line for main roster call up [Exclusive]

Blackheart is a WWE NXT star

NXT might be WWE’s developmental territory, but many wrestling fans put it on the same level as SmackDown and RAW.

The roster is stacked full of future talent that will no doubt go on to find huge success on the main roster – we’re talking the likes of Johnny Gargano, Karrion Kross and Io Shirai, for example. 

Plenty of current top stars have come through the ranks of NXT too with Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair, Keith Lee and many, many more spending time in developmental. 

But it’s been a while since we’ve seen any call-ups to the main roster and history tells us that it won’t be much longer before we see some new, fresh talent.

To the surprise of many fans, no one was called up during the recent WWE Draft, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see movement soon. 

Ahead of NXT’s Halloween Havoc show on Wednesday night, Shotzi Blackheart named the superstar that she thinks deserves a call-up to SmackDown or RAW next. 

“The main roster is the main goal. That’s why we’re at NXT. So every time someone moves up to the main roster it’s awesome,” Shotzi exclusively told GIVEMESPORT. 

“I think Rhea Ripley [will be called up next]. I don’t know what’s taking so long, honestly! She belongs up there, she’s a superstar. I think very soon she’ll be gone. 

“That makes me sad because she’s one of my favourite tag team partners, but she deserves it!”

Blackheart isn’t the only WWE star to speak very highly of Ripley. Earlier this year, Asuka told GIVEMESPORT that she wants to face ‘The Nightmare’ one day too. 

So, what are you waiting for Vince? Call Rhea up! 

Shotzi Blackheart was promoting NXT Halloween Havoc – tune in to BT Sport at midnight on October 28th. 

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