Booker T Names WWE NXT Star He ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ To See Get Called Up In The Draft

1 month ago by Connel Rumsey

Booker T Names WWE NXT Star He ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ To See Get Called Up In The Draft WWE

With the WWE Draft set to kick off tomorrow (April 28), there are many top NXT names that have been speculated for potential call ups to WWE’s main roster.

One name who has been speculated about a call up is Grayson Waller, who was unsuccessful at defeating Carmelo Hayes for the NXT Championship at this week’s NXT Spring Breakin’ show.

WWE Hall of Famer and current NXT announcer Booker T spoke about the show on his Hall of Fame podcast, where he discussed the match.

Booker said:

“I definitely give it an eight on the Richter scale, 8 to 10. Grayson Waller, he’s a guy that’s gonna go out and perform, win or lose. That’s what I really like about Grayson Waller. He’s taken a lot of losses as of late and it’s not deterring him from the mission, and that is still to go out and make the crowd feel something. When that dude walks out the curtain, he looks the part. He feels the part. Then he goes out in the ring and he works the part as well.

“I told Carmelo, I said, ‘Man, you couldn’t have done that good of a job without a hell of a dance partner’, and Grayson Waller was hell of a dance partner at Spring Breakin’ for Carmelo Hayes. Those guys went out there and made each other look next level. The finish may have gotten rushed because it seemed like it just happened out of nowhere, but other than that, throughout that match, those guys went out there and rocked it. They brought it and big props to both of them.”

Booker then spoke about the Draft, and whether he thinks Waller should move up to the main roster as part of the Draft.

He said:

“If Grayson Waller was to get the call up to RAW or SmackDown in the draft, I wouldn’t be surprised. I wouldn’t be surprised one bit just because he’s mature. He’s definitely mature enough to get to the main roster and understand what being at the main roster actually really, really means and working his way to that ceiling, and not just to get to that ceiling, but to crash that glass ceiling.

“He’s got the look. He’s got the charisma. You don’t really think about how good of a worker he is until you see him in a match and then you go, ‘Oh, this guy’s pretty good.’ He’s got all the qualities to actually be a main roster star. Carmelo Hayes, same thing, but I see Carmelo Hayes perhaps needing maybe a little bit more seasoning before moving to that next level and representing that brand just a little bit longer, just to have a little bit more staying power, just to be a little bit stronger when you do make that move.”

Spring Breakin’ also saw Pretty Deadly seemingly written off of NXT television following their defeat to Tony D’Angelo and Channing Lorenzo in a Trunk match on the show.

The two are set to be at tomorrow night’s SmackDown taping in Corpus Christi, Texas, the first night of the WWE Draft.

Another name from NXT that impressed people during a recent main roster appearance was Cora Jade, who some believe put herself ‘in the race’ for a call up.

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