A WWE star has suggested that the company’s third brand NXT has more focus on spotlighting its women’s division than both Raw and SmackDown do.
Speaking to TVInsider, current NXT Women’s Champion Tiffany Stratton has weighed in on WWE’s women’s division, specifically on her own brand of NXT, conveying not only the youth within their ranks but also the importance she feels women play on Tuesday nights in comparison to Mondays and Fridays.
“I think we have a really good women’s division at NXT. I think it’s one of the better ones compared to Raw and SmackDown.
“At NXT I feel we have such a spotlight for the women. I definitely feel on Raw and SmackDown it’s not as much of the spotlight for the women.
“We have a lot of young talent. Thea Hail, for instance, is only 19 years old. Roxanne Perez, who is basically 21. Cora Jade, 22.
“I definitely think there is a lot of future within the NXT women’s division. I can definitely see a lot of the girls taking over within the next three or four years on Raw and SmackDown.”
While Stratton has proclaimed her admiration for main roster talents such as Charlotte Flair in the past, the 24-year-old also spoke in the same interview about main roster talents appearing on NXT, stating that the brand doesn’t need them.
Despite this, it seems as if the crossover between NXT and main roster is set to continue, with many NXT stars, including Stratton herself, appearing on this past week’s SmackDown (July 21) from Orlando, Florida, which is of course the home of NXT and the WWE Performance Center.
The injection of main roster talents to NXT has seen great results for WWE in terms of viewership, in particular, Dominik Mysterio’s capturing of the NXT North American Championship saw one of the best NXT ratings in recent years.
While much of the focus is on the established stars, Stratton herself will look to put further impetus on NXT’s youth movement as she defends her NXT Women’s Championship against 19-year-old Thea Hail in a submission match at NXT Great American Bash on July 30.
Stratton has even teased debuting a brand new finisher in the match – click here to find out more.
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