In an interview with Give Me Sport ahead of this week’s NXT Halloween Havoc special event, Shotzi Blackheart may have accidentally given away the identity of the next NXT star getting called up to the main roster.
The former EVOLVE star was asked about whether or not she is interested in making a full-time move to either Raw or SmackDown, and noted that she thinks Rhea Ripley is getting called-up 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. 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 favorite tag team partners, but she deserves it”
Of course, this is likely just speculation on Shotzi Blackheart’s part, but it could also suggest that people within NXT have been told that Rhea Ripley is going to be heading up to the main roster in the near future.
If she does debut on the main roster soon, then it has been speculated that she will end up on the Raw brand, allowing her to continue her feud with Charlotte Flair from WrestleMania 36 when she returns from injury.