WWE: Five superstars who could benefit from a run in NXT

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Since NXT's rise in popularity it has seen many superstars called up to the main roster, but there are also superstars who head back down. 

Tyson Kidd and Sin Cara are two of the success stories that have seen the superstars return to the main roster bigger and better after their short run down in NXT, but could these five superstars be in need of the same revitalisation in their careers?

1. The Miz

As much as it pains me to say it, because I am a big fan of The Miz, I think he could benefit from a run in the development territory, WWE have nothing for him since his feud with Damien Sandow wrapped up.

The Miz hasn't been near NXT since he mentored Daniel Bryan, but since his return Sunday night, he has been taken out by both The Mega Powers and The Big Show and if I was The Miz, I would feel like i wished I hadn't returned.

His personality would be over so well with the crowd at NXT and he could add to his wrestling arsenal as well as mentoring some of the guys down there. It would be a great move for Miz and it would allow him to create some lasting rivalries on his main roster return. 

2. Zack Ryder

Zack has been the butt of a lot of jokes in WWE for many years, many don't understand how he is still being used in WWE but as of late Ryder has been used for more appropriate storylines. When he answered John Cena's US open challenge in Long Island New York a week ago, he was allowed to put up a good fight and looked strong even though he lost. 

He then made his first pay-per-view appearance in years on Sunday as he was defeated in the kick off show at Elimination Chamber by Stardust. Sadly it seems this was the end of Ryder's current run. It's a shame because he is a firm fan favourite and the competition down in NXT would suit him and allow him to be used on TV a lot more. 

3. Los Matadores

As a tag team, Los Matadores have been doomed to fail since their introduction their their pet bull El Torito a few years ago. Formerly Primo and Epico, their new gimmick doesn't fully suit them as wrestlers and it seems WWE don't see them as credible contenders in the tag team division anyway given their short stay in the Elimination Chamber match. 

If they headed back down to the development territory then WWE would give them a change to evolve and turn into something new, a tag team that could dominate in their own way and could even have a successful rn with the NXT Tag Team Championships. 

4. Jack Swagger

Honestly, who knows where he's gone lately? Since he and Zeb Colter have disappeared off TV given their failed attempt to defeat Rusev, there has been no explanation as to where Swagger has gone and when he will be back. 

It seems WWE have forgotten about The Real American and a run down in NXT would allow him to show WWE what they are missing on their main roster. He is a talented former grappler and adds something different everytime he steps in the ring and this would be a good way for him to prove it. 

5. Heath Slater

Slater was a member of The Nexus a few years ago and had a good run when he was part of 3MB, but since WWE released partners Drew Macintyre and Jinder Mahal, it seems all Slater is there for is as an easy jobber when there is a superstar in need of a squash match.

The worse thing about the situation is that Slater can actually wrestle, when given the chance he puts on some of the best matches and would probably be received better by the Full Sail University crowd. NXT would also give him the chance to hone his craft and develop a new character that will be a lot more formidable when he is recalled.

There are many more guys who could be added to this list, like Damien Sandow and Curtis Axel, but for now The Mega Powers are doing their comedy thing and WWE are hot on them, but I still feel all of the superstars named above could benefit from the atmosphere, competition and skill that is on display down in NXT. 


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