With the WWE Draft set to begin on tomorrow night’s (April 28) episode of SmackDown, fans watched this week’s NXT Spring Breakin’ eagerly, looking for any potential hints of NXT talent being ready for a call up.
While some names like Pretty Deadly were obviously being set up for a future call up, there are other NXT stars that have been speculated about potential call ups that appear to still have unfinished business in NXT.
Former NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez was defeated in the main event of the show, with Indi Hartwell pinning her to retain the NXT Women’s Championship.
A former champion losing a title match this close to the WWE Draft got fans talking about a potential call up for Roxanne.
Nobody knows Roxanne better than her trainer, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, who spoke about Spring Breakin’ on his Hall of Fame podcast, where he gave his honest thoughts on whether he believes Roxanne is ready for a main roster call up.
“I don’t book the show or anything like that, but if I was booking it, Roxanne would stay in NXT a little bit longer. I mean, she’s just now really beginning to feel her way through this thing. The main roster is a monster being on the road every week. It’s different than being in NXT every week, being in Orlando every week, traveling around the world, going to all of these overseas shows.
“When I talk about maturity, you got to be ready for that. How many young guys have we seen go to that main roster and fail like the Drew McIntyres who we thought was in a perfect position to go all the way to the top being a Mr. McMahon guy? How can you not make it? Only one way you can’t make it is not being ready for that moment, not being mature enough to handle that moment. We listen to the stories that Renee Dupree tells when he was a young kid on the roster and how it affected him. I’m that guy to say, let’s make sure, let’s make damn sure that these young guys and these young girls are ready for that moment. That moment is not just being in the ring.
“The pressure and the stress comes outside of the ring. The travel, being away from home, being away from your loved ones. When they say it’s lonely at the top, it’s true. That’s a very, very true statement. You know, there again, we talked about a guy like Grayson Waller. I’d say Grayson Waller is mature enough to actually go and succeed. So that’s what I’m thinking about, putting these people, these young people, in the best position so they can thrive.”
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